Dr. Saad is a pediatric surgeon based in the USA. He is a renowned surgeon who has conducted thousands of surgeries on infants and children in various parts of the world. Dr. Saad is said to have always had the urge to improve patient outcomes. So he has always been on the lookout for possible interventions that can improve patient health. He has particularly been keen on the procedures and methods used in surgical processes. Dr. Saad has, consequently, developed several procedures for use during surgery. He has also patented two of his inventions.
Reaching Out To the Children in Jerusalem and Palestine
While Dr. Saad is primarily based in the US, he continues to remember his motherland. He has been operating on patients from both the USA and beyond its borders in his 40 years of medical practice. He has particularly participated in free medical camps held in Jerusalem and the West Bank to offer treatment to children who need surgical operations but cannot afford it. He has participated in eight medical missions that have been set up in Jerusalem and the West Bank area. He is proud to give back to his community in terms of his surgery skills. He believes that by making the lives of the children he operates better and saving others in a critical life-threatening situation, he plays a role in the positive growth of the communities in those areas. Dr. Saad is proud that he has been able to patent two inventions which he believes will go a long way in helping to improve patient outcomes.
Catheter with Integral Electromagnetic Location Identifier
Dr. Saad holds patent number 5727553 for the invention. In general, Catheters are, basically, tubes that are used for a wide range of functions in the process of operation. The tubes are used during operations to drain blood from specific areas or direct it as the surgeon intends. They can also be used to drain gases and other fluids or provide access to certain instruments during a surgical operation. Catheters are used for a much broader range of functions depending on the type. There are some special types of catheters that are often left inside the body of patients either permanently or to be removed later. It is important for the surgeon in charge to be able to tell the exact location of a catheter to enable them to place the catheters in the right places in the human body. Earlier, before the invention by Dr. Saad, an X-ray had to be performed for the surgeon to tell where a catheter has been placed. Dr. Saad intervened in the nick of time because, increasingly, it has been established that X-rays can be a health problem in themselves, especially if performed severally on the same body. MRIs could be used instead, but they are cumbersome and large. Dr. Saad’s invention helps surgeons trace catheters inside the human body with ease. Learn more: http://medicaldailytimes.com/medical-inventions/life-saving-medical-inventions-dr-saad-saad/3570/
How Dr. Saad’s New Catheter Location Identifier Works
The new catheter invented by Dr. Saad works by making use of electromagnetic energy to track the location of the catheter. The tip of the Catheter has a permeable magnetic material with a coil and wires inside. Thus, a surgeon can use a locating device outside to send signals to the catheter inside the patient’s body. An output voltage is formed when the device outside the body is perpendicularly above the catheter inside, leading to illumination of the outside device.