Dr. Saad Saad: A Special Sort Of Mining

Dr. Saad Saad is a renowned Pediatric Surgeon who recently retired after forty seven years of faithful service. He was born in Palestine, raised in Kuwait and completed his medical studies abroad. He graduated magna cum laude from Cairo University in Egypt. He finished his internship in London, England and then relocated to the USA. He explains how his family did not have financial wealth so he and his 7 siblings all studied diligently to earn scholarships for their education. Their plan worked. All of them became professional contributors to society, 3 surgeons, 2 Ph.D.s and 2 Masters in Engineering and 1 teacher. Similarly, as far as respect for education and making one’s own way, Dr. Saad Saad’s 4 children succeeded in garnering stable careers as well, 2 surgeons, 1 nurse specializing in ICU care and 1 esquire.


Dr. Saad Saad states that he learned one of his most valuable lessons from a surgical mentor in South Carolina. He taught him the bedside manner to treat all patients with the same patience, concern and thoughts toward resolution and healing regardless of the child’s race, socioeconomic status, creed, etc. The way he capsulized that advice was to remember and focus on the fact that every person has the same internal organs aiming to provide the same biological function.


Dr. Saad Saad holds up his plaque full of evidence of successful treatments and surgeries containing a display of the many foreign objects he’s removed from children who have somehow swallowed them or inserted them into their bodies through an orifice. He reports that the most common objects were coins and peanuts. Other noteworthy objects included the seemingly innocent hotdog and the not so innocent double AA or triple AAA battery. From decades of treating children suffering from obscured tracheae, esophagi, ailing stomachs and other parts, he amassed some key parenting tips. For instance, he warns parents ‘never’ to take their eyes off of 2 year old toddlers or any child under the age of 7 years or so who’s playing with battery operated electronics. He also cautions against feeding hotdogs to children 2 years old or younger, ditto regarding peanuts and popcorn to those 7 years old and younger.


Dr. Saad Saad shares how critical it is to get the misappropriated object or food item immediately dislodged. He warns against using one’s finger because that could cause it to travel farther into the child’s body cavity. He advises using the Heimlich Maneuver or turning the child upside down and patting their back. If the item still does not exit, immediately obtain emergency assistance. Sometimes getting it out is tricky and requires surgical expertise.


Dr. Saad Saad has developed and patented two innovative products designed to more thorough, immediate znd safely remove objects stuck in the human body. One allows the physician to more clearly see inside of the body by keeping moisture away from the camera lens of the inserted endoscopic device. The other facilitates locating a beloosed catheter that’s floating inside of the body cavity. Dr. Saad Saad has kept alive many children and delivered them from too much adventure. During his illustrious career he served as surgical specialist to the Royal Saudi Family and ultimately retired from the K Hovnanian Children’s Hospital located in Hackensack, New Jersey where he served as CoMedical Director and Surgeon In Chief. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-saad-524707159/

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