Dr. Saad Saad was born a Palestinian in the late 1940’s but shortly found himself and his family made second-class Kuwaiti residents as a result of the formation of Israel and the resultant forced relocations of multitudes of Palestinians. Living in Kuwait as a second-class resident made Dr. Saad Saad keenly intent on gaining the respect of others.
To this end, Dr. Saad Saad pursued a high level of education with zeal. Subsequently, Dr. Saad Saad decided upon a career as a pediatric surgeon for which he travelled to Egypt to study at Cairo University, completing his medical education second in his class. Eventually, Dr. Saad Saad immigrated to the United States and became a U. S. Board Certified Pediatric Surgeon. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://medium.com/@dr1saadsaad and https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md
This elite pediatric surgeon status coupled with the fact that Dr. Saad Saad was glib in both English and Arabic enabled him to attain the honor of being a pediatric surgeon employed by the Saudi Royal Family for several years.
Subsequently, Dr. Saad Saad returned to the United States for his children’s education where he was employed at K Hovnanian Children Hospital as the co-director and surgeon-in-chief until he joined the ranks of the retirees. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
Dr. Saad Saad’s also patented two inventions during a pediatric career exceeding 40 years. The first invention of Dr. Saad Saad is an antifogging endoscope that is equipped with a built-in suction and irrigation component to address the frequently encountered issue of bodily fluids fogging up the device and obstructing the vision of doctors.
The second invention of Dr. Saad Saad’s is an electromagnetic catheter that allows a doctor to sweep the patient’s body with a hand-held device and discover the precise location of the catheter within the patient’s body.
With Dr. Saad Saad’s extensive experience as a pediatric surgeon, he offers the following advice to mothers of infants: eat healthy, work out regularly, maintain a healthy body weight, drink only moderately, don’t smoke, breastfeed, and make sure that their infant gets adequate sleep time.
Moreover, Dr. Saad Saad recommends consulting a doctor if an infant exhibits symptoms of either a cold or meningitis as these two illnesses are particularly dangerous to infants if they catch them.
Because peanut allergy is such commonplace, Dr. Saad Saad suggests that mothers employ a home peanut allergy test to determine whether their infant has it or not.
The home peanut allergy test is as follows: mix two teaspoons of peanut butter with hot water and feed the created puree to the infant. If the infant develops symptoms, such as hives or a rash, trouble breathing, or exhibit behavior changes, the infant has a peanut allergy.