Children are prone to many accidents, and it is the responsibility of their parents to work extra hard to ensure that they stay out of dangers caused by swallowing foreign objects. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://chronicleweek.com/2018/04/dr-saad-saad-medical-missions/ and https://doctor.webmd.com/doctor/saad-saad-md-3d5f8ce5-a764-4c86-b201-e50ec51cd7f2-overview
Accidents that involve swallowing foreign objects can cause death easily, and therefore immediate solution needs to be found when a child has swallowed an object that can cause them harm. In most cases, danger comes when the object is stuck in the esophagus or the windpipes. So, what should you do if a child has a stuck foreign object in the esophagus or windpipe
To get answers to this question, we need to look at the advice given by Dr. Saad Saad, one of the best pediatric surgeons of our time. He has served in the medical industry for the past four decades. He started his life in Palestine and grew up in Kuwait as a refugee.
He developed interests in medical education and today; he has accomplished all the dreams he had of becoming a pediatric surgeon, he is proof that anyone can make it in life as long as the determination is sufficient. He managed to change his life from a refugee to a successful professional in the United States.
Dr. Saad Saad has performed numerous operations involving children who have swallowed foreign objects. He is the best person to consult when such matters are on the table.
He advises parents on steps they should take to deal with such cases. If first aid measures to remove the object at home do not work, the next step should be to rush to the nearest medical center and seek professional assistance.
In the hospital, various methods can be taken to remove such an object. One of the methods used is the x-ray. It can be used to verify if indeed there is a stuck object. However, there is a challenge that comes with x-rays. It cannot be used to detect nonmetallic objects. For instance, if it is a peanut that is stuck in the windpipe, it cannot be detected. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
Dr. Saad Saad, however, has a solution to this problem. He designed an endoscope that can be used to look for stuck objects no matter the material.
The endoscope by Dr. Saad Saad has a suction system that absorbs body fluids that hinder the visibility of internal body parts. With this endoscope that is registered as his patent, it is easy to look and remove stuck objects.
Human Beings dominate the earth probably because of their ability to think and device ways to improve their lives and make themselves more comfortable. This is what drives Dr. Saad Saad, an alumnus of Cairo University, Egypt where he emerged second in his class and graduated with masters in surgery. Dr. Saad has since then relocated to The United States where until his retirement doubled up as the Chief Surgeon at Hovnanian Children Hospital.
As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Saad often encountered some difficulties during surgical procedures, one of them being during endoscopy. This usually involves the doctor inserting a device with lenses into the body to allow him or her a visual on the patient’s insides. The endoscope has a torch and a camera that will enable it to transmit images to a screen on the outside which the doctor analyses. Fluids inside the body, however, come into contact with the endoscope blocking the lenses so that no image can be transmitted. In this case, the doctor is faced with a grueling task of having to remove the endoscope from the body, wipe the lenses clean and insert it back into the body. This not only makes the procedure time consuming but also tedious on the doctor and patient. But not anymore, thanks to Dr. Saad
Through his invention, he has integrated a suction device in the endoscope. This way the doctor can suck out the fluids blocking the lenses and maintain visual through the endoscope. Endoscopy with the advanced endoscope has proven easier and more accurate as the endoscope is only taken out while the procedure is done, therefore saving time and energy
His other invention is an intervention for locating catheters through electromagnetic location identification device. In simple terms, imagine looking for something metallic inside your body without cutting yourself up. It would require a special procedure like an x-ray. But airports don’t do that; they simply use metal detectors. Dr. Saad has transferred that to the hospital by designing a device which uses magnetic energy to locate catheters into the body. This invention reduces the patient’s exposure to x-rays which have proven cancerous when used severally.
Dr. Saad’s colleagues can testify to the efficiency of his invention and confess to having used them on several such procedures. With enough funding, these inventions are a milestone in surgical engineering. Perhaps the long-awaited interventions in that field.
With 42 years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Saad has found a way to make his practice better for himself, his patients and fellow practitioners through two most important inventions. He believes so much in community service and helping people, and he hopes that his inventions be funded and utilized in an effort to make life better and easier. Learn more: https://medium.com/@dr1saadsaad