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Dr. Saad Saad Cares About Kids

Dr. Saad Saad has patented two medical inventions to address problems with two existing medical devices. The first patented medical invention of Dr. Saad Saad is a catheter with an integral electromagnetic location identification device. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad:

Dr. Saad Saad’s catheter has two wires and a coil with magnetically permeable material built-in its tip, which acts as a receiver to an external locating device used by a doctor to sweep the patient’s body.

When the doctor’s hand-held device is perpendicular to the tip of the catheter, the created output voltage passes through the wires to light up the doctor’s external locating device. With the advent of Dr. Saad Saad’s catheter, harmful X-rays and cumbersome and impractical MRI machines are not needed to locate the location of the catheter. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon

The second patented medical invention of Dr. Saad Saad is an endoscope with a built-in suction and irrigation device. Dr. Saad Saad’s endoscope solves the problem of endoscopes getting fogged-up by liquids in the body, requiring the endoscope to be taken out so that the liquid may be vacuumed away.

With the advent of Dr. Saad Saad’s endoscope, a doctor’s view through an endoscope is no longer obstructed by liquids allowing the doctor to continuously perform his or her job.

Being a pediatric surgeon for over 40 years, Dr. Saad Saad is instinctively concerned about the health of kids and has several advice for mothers of newborns. Dr. Saad Saad recommends that mothers eat healthy, exercise regularly, maintain a good body weight, drink moderately (if at all), don’t smoke, breastfeed, and ensure that their infant gets sufficient sleep.

Further, Dr. Saad Saad recommends consulting a doctor if an infant exhibits symptoms of a cold. This is so because even though infants rarely come down with a cold, it is very dangerous when it does occur. Another illness Dr. Saad Saad considers to be especially dangerous to infants is meningitis.

As such, Dr. Saad Saad advises seeking medical care immediately if an infant has a fever, stiff neck, rapid breathing, chills, extreme sleepiness or is refusing to eat. Since a peanut allergy is so common, Dr. Saad Saad recommends that mothers determine whether their infant has it.

This can be accomplished by performing the following home peanut allergy test. Add two teaspoons of peanut butter to hot water to make a puree, which is fed to the infant. If the infant develops hives or a rash, trouble breathing, or exhibit behavior changes, the infant has a peanut allergy.