In the 1980s, Dr. Saad Saad was presented with an opportunity by the Saudi Royal to work as a personal pediatric surgeon. Saad got this opportunity as he was the only certified by the board as a pediatric surgeon and for his capabilities to speak both English and Arabic fluently at the time. He stayed at Riyadh city for four and half years.
Dr. Saad qualified for the offer due to his upbringing and his education background. Though born in Palestine, Saad was brought up in Kuwait. His family focused a lot in school.
During his tenure in Riyadh, Saad served at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital. He usually performed the most complex surgeries.
He operated on the youngest baby who was diagnosed with aneurysm. Dr. Saad saved the baby and persuaded a world-class scientific journal to publicize the procedure to assists other practitioners.
Dr. Saad was highly respected by the chief and the protocol office of the hospital. As an experienced doctor, in most cases, he would suggest whether to operate a patient in the hospital or abroad. He, at one instance, operated the son of an assistant chief of the hospital in King Faisal Hospital rather than taking him overseas.
Despite the hospital serving the Royal families from UAE, Saudi, Bahrain and Gulf, the hospital also serves the poorest yet experiencing complex pediatric problems. Saad says that he was raised from a humble family and his only hope was to put more efforts in school. He also recalls his mentor who ingrained the principle that in life people are equal and deserves same opportunities.
While in the U.S, Saad served his community as well as helping children and youths in Hold Land. His services included working in Mission hospitals in the United States and Jerusalem. He also performed complex surgeries in the West Bank on the less fortunate kids.
During his operations, Dr. Saad strived to reduce pain and to improve the traditional methods and procedures in surgeries. As a result of his persuasions, he invented a new pediatric surgical process. He also made a device that locates a catheter in the body without using a scanning machine. He created an endoscope, a device that reduces fluid hence providing a clear view to the surgeon.
Dr. Saad studied at Cairo University in Egypt where he earned his medical degree with honors. He did his internship in England and later moved to the United States. He pursued pediatric surgery, and he was Board-certified. To be board certified in the U.S requires one to have specialized training and continue practicing and pass various exams after every ten years.
Dr. Saad has operated over a thousand patients with complex pediatric surgeries. He is perceived as a kind man due to his mission of helping the needy children who needed pediatric surgeries. He has over 47 years of experience. Learn more: https://medium.com/@dr1saadsaad