A parent knows and understands well the joy of having a healthy child, one who is able to grow and play without going through traumatic accidents. However, not all are lucky enough to see this. Children’s accidents are very unique in their happening, for example, while playing a child might swallow marbles, inhale dangerous content, or even choke on certain foods and so on. More often than not, getting solutions for these accidents will involve serious medical procedures and sometimes minor surgeries. Take for example, getting out a marble from a child’s body. This will involve an esophagoscopy, a procedure that involves inserting an endoscopy to look into the esophagus. If not the esophagus, it will be another part of the body. For a parent, or even a pediatrician, this is not as minor a procedure as would be if it involves a grown up. Previously, an endoscopy would prove to be a bit complex in the case of body fluids flogging the lens of the endoscope. In this case, a doctor would be forced to remove the endoscope and then insert a suction tube to vacuum the fluid away and then reinsert the endoscope so as to go on. However, we all have found great relief from this following the invention of one Dr. Saad Saad, an experienced pediatric surgeon from Eatontown, New Jersey.
Dr. Saad Saad’s invention enables endoscopes to have their anti fog ports fitted with a suction-irrigation device that doctors use to suck away any fluids that threaten to block their view during the procedure without having to remove the endoscope. The irrigation part allows the doctor to use, or pour some fluid to wash the area before sucking it back, hence attaining a clear view. Dr Saad Saad has personally successfully used this device in more than a thousand endoscopies in his career.
Dr. Saad Saad has also come up with a way of locating catheters in the body without doing an X-ray, or having an MRI scan, both deemed unhealthy used long term. With his invention, a catheter is fitted with an integral electromagnetic location identification device which shows the location through utilizing electromagnetic energy. An external locating device sends signals to the coil on the catheter which has magnetically permeable material, creating an output voltage that passes through wires fitted to the walls of the catheter to illuminate light on the external device. For this to happen, the external locating device is used to scan the outside of the patient’s body, and it lights up once placed perpendicularly to the catheter.
Dr. Saad Saad is a graduate of Cairo University in Egypt, where he was awarded with his Medical Degree in 1971. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/saad-saad