It is normal for doctors to conduct medical missions once in a while, but Dr. Saad Saad took it to a whole new level. Read more: When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad
He is a United States-based doctor who travels to Palestine to conduct medical missions, benefiting the locals who never had the chance to go to the hospital to have their conditions checked because of the ongoing conflict with Israel. Being a Palestinian himself, it breaks his heart knowing that his own people are being deprived of their right to gain access to basic medical services.
Before they went to Palestine for the program, he had to team up a group of brilliant physicians back in the United States and gathered all of the permits that they needed to execute their medical mission. When everything was approved, Dr. Saad Saad traveled to Palestine and used his expertise in pediatric and general surgery to do operations, especially to those whose medical conditions have been neglected.
Children who are in their worst conditions have to be flown into the United States, and they were observed more carefully to see what Dr. Saad Saad and his team can do. Several children have been taken by his team to the United States, and all of them managed to recover from their condition and was given a second chance in life, and they are now happily living in the United States.
The doctor felt grateful to everyone who helped them with their cause and stated that they will continue traveling around the world, looking for people who would need medical attention. The story of Dr. Saad Saad touched the hearts of other doctors, leading them to do the same thing – traveling everywhere to provide medical assistance.
Aside from conducting medical missions around the world, Dr. Saad Saad is also known for his inventions that helped doctors worldwide in conducting a safer surgical procedure. Among the inventions that he patented was a catheter that can be attached into the body using electromagnetic signals, and an endoscope that slides perfectly inside the body to avoid further injuries.
However, his inventions are not yet that popular, and he is working hard to promote it among his colleagues. He stated that his goal is for the medical industry to conduct safer and faster operations, and through his inventions, it can be achieved.
Dr. Saad Saad’s family is proud of his achievements. He began his career in pursuing medicine when he was in high school. Initially deciding to become an engineer, he changed his plan and chose to become a doctor instead, noting that the high outside temperatures in the Middle East would give him health problems if he chooses a career in engineering. His parents supported his decision, and he was able to finish his studies at the Cairo University in Egypt.