Pediatrician surgeon Dr. Saad Saad has saved many children’s lives during their time of need. His career has been filled with many triumphs including helping over a thousand children, working for Saudi Royalty, creating two medical patents, went on 12 medical missions, has won many awards, and so much more. Dr. Saad Saad’s career has spanned over four decades, and in that time he has accomplished quite a lot. He certainly did not take any moment for granted, and because of that he reaped the benefits.
Dr. Saad Saad has been on many medical missions, helping disadvantaged and poor children receive the life saving surgeries their families could not afford. For the successful pediatrician, he gets a lot of joy and fulfillment from helping children. In fact, Dr. Saad Saad has traveled to Palestine many times to help these children. He traveled there in 2008, 2009, twice in 2010, in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Providing children with the life saving treatment and surgery they needed is a part of the pediatricians belief. He was taught from his mentor that every child deserves the same kind of quality care as anyone else. It does not matter where they are from, who they are, or what their financial status is, they all deserve to be treated with equality.
Another reason Dr. Saad Saad traveled to Palestine was he wanted to pass down his vast knowledge to future surgeons. The veteran pediatrician is originally from Palestine, but currently resides in Eatontown, New Jersey in the United States.
He moved to the United States when he was a young man to further his education and get the medical training he dreamed of. During his time in Palestine, Dr. Saad Saad would have the young Palestinian pediatric surgeons watch how he did surgeries, teach them his techniques, and inform them about the industry. To make sure they could perform their jobs the right way, Dr. Saad Saad observed them in the process during his last trip there.
Some of the life saving surgeries the pediatrician performed were on children who were hurt in the line of fire. One boy was by a bomb and one of his legs was paralyzed. The boy was flown to the United States and Dr. Saad Saad referred the boy to a doctor who could do his nerve transplant surgery. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon and When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad
It ended in success, and the boy was able to walk again about a year later. Another case was a boy who was wounded by gunshots in his stomach. He was is very bad condition when he came to the United States, but Dr. Saad Saad took care of him. It was a seven hour surgery that was very complicated, but the doctor pulled through. Now he can look back on these experiences and know he made a difference.