Pediatric surgeon Doctor Saad Saad has performed thousands of complex surgeries for child patients for over 40 years. He has always challenged procedures and treatments and searched for more efficient ways to treat his young patients. This led to him patenting two inventions which personally holds the two patents for.
One of these inventions is a device which can locate a medical catheter inside of a patient’s body without having to use a big machine. This works because the catheter contains an integral electromagnetic location identification device within it and aids in locating it by using electromagnetic energy. Read more: Hard to Swallow Adivice From Dr. Saad Saad | Medical Daily Times
All a doctor has to do is scan the outside of the patient’s body with an external locating device; this sends a signal to the coil’s permeable magnetic material. When the device locates the catheter, an output voltage which passes through the wires and light up the external scanner, alerting the physician that they are right over the catheter.
While this catheter locator hasn’t been implemented world-wide as of yet, a large medical corporation located in Utah has shown interest in the product, so likely it will be picked up and used by physicians the world over in the near future.
Doctor Saad’s second patented invention improves the use of endoscopes, which look inside the body of the patient undergoing an exam or surgical procedure. While these devices are great for giving the physician a picture of what’s going on within their patient’s body without a scan or surgery, fluids that the body naturally produces can sometimes cause havoc with endoscopes including lens fog.
To fix this problem, Doctor Saad converted the anti-fog port into a suction-irrigation device which vacuums away fluids, clearing the view of the camera lens.
Doctor Saad Saad believes that necessity is the mother of invention, and this is what led him to create his inventions.
By avoiding body scans with larger machines and having to remove an endoscope in the middle of a surgical procedure, both inventions avoid unnecessary complications and makes the task at hand safer, as well as make procedures go faster and much smoother.