Dr. Saad Saad is an innovator in the medical community. He is the kind of practitioner that looks for solutions to problems that linger in the field of medicine. One of those resultant inventions includes a specialized catheter that has an electromagnetic location identification device.
The invention solves the problem of tracking a catheter, which is often used in surgeries and requires doctors to know exactly where this device is located during a procedure. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/175114/Dr-Saad+A.-Saad-EATONTOWN-NJ.html and https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md
Locating the catheter in the past could require several X-rays, exposing patients to several rounds of radiation. An MRI could also be used to show a catheter location, but such an instrument is not mobile enough to be helpful.
Dr. Saad Saad’s specialized device, which is detailed in MedicalDailyTimes.com, allows doctors to exploit a magnetically permeable material in inside the catheter coil. It can be detected within the body using an external locating device that causes the device to light up once it hovers over the coil at a perpendicular angle. Read more: Dr. Saad Saad | Crunchbase
The device is handheld and can be used in emergency situations. Dr. Saad Saad’s invention also allows medical professionals to avoid guided wires, another instrument used to track catheters. Wires could be a problem because they can break off while in a patient’s body.
Dr. Saad Saad’s second invention has to do with endoscopes. These devices are used as a camera inside the body in procedures like bronchoscopy, which looks at the lungs, esophagoscopy, which looks at the lungs, and sigmoidoscopy, which looks at the large intestine.
The problem the invention solved has to do with bodily fluids, which often obstruct the view of a doctor using the instrument. Dr. Saad Saad’s invention is a suction device that wipes away the fluids so the endoscope while it’s in the body. This makes it so an endoscope does not to be removed in order to clear the instrument’s camera.
Dr. Saad Saad, a pediatric surgeon, has used these devices throughout his practice. These inventions are a product of his drive to challenge the status quo of medicine.
His passion to improve procedures has led to patents of these inventions and Dr. Saad Saad has also developed several pediatric medical procedures. He works as a pediatric surgeon in New Jersey.