Dr. Saad Saad Reinvents the Endoscope

In Dr. Saad Saad’s career, he has helped thousands of patients get the health care that they needed. As a pediatric surgeon, he operated on children of all ages from many different backgrounds. He is highly dedicated to serving the children of the community no matter what their circumstances. Dr. Saad Saad’s dedication even led him to voluntarily perform surgery on the impoverished children in Jerusalem. These types of medical missions have taken place 8 times during the career of Dr. Saad Saad.


Dr. Saad Saad is also known for his inventiveness and has patented two devices so far along with having been responsible for the creation of several surgical procedures and methods. When Dr. Saad Saad creates a new device or method, it is based on there being a need for it. He creates ways to make procedures safer and more practical from a medical standpoint. If there is a way to avoid a complication, Dr. Saad Saad tries to figure it out. With the medical field constantly changing and technology progressing, Dr. Saad Saad is doing his part to innovate health care.


One of the problems that Dr. Saad Saad came across as a surgeon was that the lens of the endoscope he used would constantly get fogged up and make it impossible to see what he needed to see during the procedure. The liquids that are naturally inside the human body gather on the end of the scope and at the time there was no way to remove it except for taking out the entire scope and inserting an irrigation and suction device. Fortunately, Dr. Saad Saad knew that there had to be a better way to do this and he starting working on his invention, a modification to the current models of endoscope that put the irrigation and suction mechanism on the scope itself instead of needing to use something entirely different.


When a doctor has to reinsert the scope after removal, many times they have a hard time getting it back to the position that it was when it became too occluded to see through. This wastes time and makes it so there is a higher chance that the patient will experience complications from being under anesthetic for longer than they need to be. As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Saad Saad has performed many endoscopies. He knows from firsthand experience how much extra time is added by having to do this. By adding the irrigation and suction to the scope itself, the medical professional never has to lose focus on what they are trying to look at. Before retirement, Dr. Saad Saad used this device on many of his patients and found it quite useful. Learn more: https://about.me/ssaad/getstarted