Dr. Saad Saad is a creative pediatric surgeon who has performed countless successful procedures. He recently retired from practicing for close to five decades and has plenty of advice and suggestions for people.
The doctor was born in Palestine during the latter part of the 1940s when the world was going through many changes. He left Palestine after the formation of the State of Israel and moved to Kuwait with his family. He moved to the United States years later when he realized he wanted to become a surgeon who worked in cool conditions. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
Dr. Saad Saad believes that everyone should always pursue their goals and dreams. He desired to become an educated surgeon, and this is exactly what he did. He also feels that people should always take care of the tasks they want to accomplish today rather than waiting for tomorrow. He has always stuck to this as a part of his own working ethic and always focuses on making each day the only concern.
This attitude led him to becoming a certified pediatric surgeon in the U.S. and also motivated him to become the only board certified pediatric surgeon who could speak, both, English and Arabic. In the middle of the 1980s, this fact allowed him to serve the Saudi Royal family as their pediatric surgeon.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Saad Saad worked to create new surgical procedures and inventions to make surgery easier. One of the procedures he came up with gets rid of the need for surgeons to make a second incision during specific kinds of surgeries.
This has spared thousands of children from having to experience the pain of a second incision. He also invented a suction device that replaces the anti-fog port on an endoscopy, which means surgeons don’t have to take the endoscope out constantly to clean it. His second invention is a magnetic device that is placed on catheters, which makes them much easier to find in the human body with a scanning device.
If Dr. Saad Saad could travel back in time and speak to his younger self, he would tell himself that reaching his goals is not impossible if he would work hard towards them. He learned this valuable lesson from his father. This is similar to the American slogan of, “you can reach your goals when you set your mind to the task.”
Dr. Saad has always believed that everyone is equal and that everyone deserves the best out of life. For him, every human being is special and deserving of care, and this is the real legacy that he leaves behind as he retires. Because of his work, many people will be able to fully live the life they were meant to.
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