Why Dr. Saad Saad Chose To Become A Surgeon April 23, 2018

Dr. Saad Saad has been a pediatric surgeon for four decades. During that time he has performed many complex surgeries on children from newborns to teenagers. He lives and works in Eatontown New Jersey. As an innovative doctor he has created two inventions, both of which he has patented. Additionally, he has created a number of pediatric surgical procedures in order to perform these surgeries better and with fewer potential complications.

As he relates the story, he was a high school student in 1965. He lived in Kuwait at the time and had believed he would follow in his two older brothers footsteps by being engineers. Their jobs were outdoors, working on construction projects. However, after working outdoors during the summer while attending school he decided that wasn’t the life for him. Kuwait’s summer temperatures can be 110 F or even higher. Dr. Saad Saad decided he would far rather work indoors where there was air conditioning. He decided to enter the healthcare industry as a doctor. Since surgical rooms have to be air-conditioned he decided that was the profession he would join.

Saad Saad is originally from Palestine but his family moved to Kuwait when he was young. He has seven brothers and sisters who have also been very successful professionally, including two who have Ph.D.s. He graduated from Cairo University and says he was one of the top students in his class at medical school. In 1964 he traveled to Beirut, Lebanon, so that he could take the ECFMG exam. Passing this exam enabled him to move to the United States where he completed his medical training.

The first invention Dr. Saad Saad created was an improved catheter. Surgeons use these for a number of purposes and sometimes they need to be left in the patient’s body, which means their location needs to be kept track of. Usually, doctors take X-rays to locate a catheter but too many of those can cause a variety of health issues. He created a catheter which doesn’t have to be X-rayed for in order to know where it is.

Dr. Saad Saad is affiliated with a number of hospitals in New Jersey where he has performed surgeries. Among these are the St Barnabas Medical Center, the Medical Center of Ocean County, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and Jersey Shore University among them. Learn more:

He is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties. This organization has certified him as having several surgical specialties. Among there are orthopedic surgery, vascular surgery, ophthalmic surgery, colon and rectal surgery, maxillofacial surgery, and more.


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