Dr. Saad Saad is one of the pediatric practitioners who has revolutionized the medical sector through the use of technology. After working as a physician for more than four decades, he has been involved in major pediatric surgeries that have enabled him to identify the challenges that are faced by the doctors in their line of duty to save the lives of patients. One of the challenges that he identified and that mainly affected the field of pediatrics is the use of catheters. A catheter is a medical gadget that is used by the medical practitioners to perform many operations on the patients, ranging from treating diseases, managing critical medical conditions and even performing other medical functionalities and procedures. The challenge involved in using this gadget was the fact that it has to be inserted into the patient’s body any time it’s operational.
After inserting it, the problem begins from that point. This is because once the doctor needs to use it again or need to attend to the patient for further treatment, they will be required to locate the catheter inside the patient’s body. Traditionally, the physicians have been using X-rays to locate the catheters. These have consequently posed the patients in hazardous positions especially if this is repeated for a prolonged period. As an alternative, magnetic resonance imaging has been used by the surgeons to locate the positions of these catheters inside the patients’ bodies, but this has also been faced by some challenges. The challenge is that the machines use for this process are so bulky and less portable, and it becomes difficult to use them on many patients since the insurance do not cater to the movement of the machines from one location to the other.
To improve on this, Dr. Saad Saad has designed a modern catheter that would be detected using the electromagnetic force. This has been a great invention that has reduced the risk on the patient that had been associated with the use of the X-rays and the guide wires while tracing the locations of the catheters. Another challenge that the pediatric doctors have faced is the use of the endoscope. This is a device that enables these physicians to view the inside of the body through the natural openings like the esophagus, trachea, colon and others. Mainly, the device is used when the children have swallowed external objects that need to be removed without going through surgery.
The challenge faced by these doctors is the aspect of fluids in the bodies of human beings. These fluids form fog that prevents a clear focus on the target objects. To curb this, Dr. Saad Saad has invented a modern endoscope that has enabled him to perform this procedure without the obstruction of the body fluids. Learn more : https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-saad-524707159/