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Dr. Saad Saad: Important lessons from an accomplished pediatric surgeon

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Dr. Saad Saad has an important lesson to share with the young people who are building their careers. The lessons are drawn from his experiences from childhood in Palestine to the highest point of his career working as a pediatric surgeon in the United States. He has for the past 47 years working as a pediatric surgeon in the United States, and his accomplishments are admirable. He is an epitome of a professional who has applied hard work and commitment to be successful.


Dr. Saad Saad has a very important lesson to those who would like to be like him- You should never wait for tomorrow to pursue something that you really want. This rule enabled him to accomplish his goals in the shortest time possible. He was very keen on time. He wanted every minute to be spent doing something productive. He capitalized on strong work ethics which he had developed to achieve the goals he would set.


When Dr. Saad Saad gained his medical degree from Cairo University, he got an opportunity to move to the United States. Immediately he moved to the U.S; he was focused on getting certification as a US Board certified pediatric surgeon. The board certification was a rare achievement, but Saad managed to clinch it just short time after moving to the U.S. the certification opened a myriad of opportunities for him. He got job offers from different places.


In the 1980s, the Saudi Royal Family hired him as a private pediatric surgeon for four years. Getting a chance to work for the royal family opened many more opportunities for him. He became a top pediatric surgeon in the world. While in Saudi Arabia, he helped many children who suffered from complex medical conditions although they were not from the royal family.


After the tenure in Saudi Arabia, he came back to the United States and started thinking of making the industry better through innovations. His newly found interests led him down the path of making tow patented inventions. He also innovated treatment procedures that eliminated the need for incision while treating young children.


Dr. Saad Saad has retired with two inventions which he tested in the years he was in practice. The devices he created are in the process of being produced in mass amounts such that they can be supplied to all the corners of the earth.


The first device is a catheter with a locating device. Once it is inserted into the body, scanning is not really necessary. It can be located easily with an electromagnetic device. This device eliminates the need for using scanning MRI machines and X-ray.


The other device is an endoscope with a suction instrument to eliminate body fluids in areas being examined by the surgeon. Learn more :