In the medical world, there are people that have left a big impact on their patients and the medical world in general.
While Dr. Saad Saad is a name that you may have never heard of, among the thousands of children that he has helped as a pediatric surgeon are the children of royalty and some of the most disadvantaged children in the world. In the end, his goal as a medical professional is to make sure that patients are able to have their medical concerns treated with as little pain as possible.
Dr. Saad’s desire to reduce the pain of people undergoing medical procedures has led him to make some changes to medical equipment that is used in hospitals and clinics every single day around the world. As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Saad Saad knows first hand the limitations that some of this equipment has when it is being used in practice. Instead of waiting for someone else to create a solution for these problems, he decided to make them himself.
Catheters are a very common piece of medical equipment that has a lot of uses. It’s an important part of surgical procedures, diagnostics, and treatment but they can still be difficult to use when it comes to placement. He knew that there had to be a better way to place them that didn’t involve bulky equipment and doses of radiation.
While small doses of radiation are generally harmless for most patients, over time this damage can add up to some big problems like cancer and organ failure. This is especially a problem for people with chronic conditions that frequently rely on imaging and other procedures that use radiation. Read more: Dr. Saad Saad Medical Missions | Chronicle Week and Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
Traditional catheters use x-rays and MRI during the process of placement which makes them almost impossible to use in emergency situations. This equipment can take time to move and there are also room size limitations to take into consideration especially in instances of trauma where the patient shouldn’t be moved to another room. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://www.md.com/doctor/saad-saad-md and https://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Saad_Saad.html
Instead of using imaging, the system that Dr. Saad Saad created relies on electromagnetic technology to track the device. The tip of the catheter is equipped with a location device that is tracked with a small device. This small device can be moved along the patient’s body until indicator lights have activated that show where the catheter is currently located.