The Surgical Innovations of Dr. Saad Saad, Renowned Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Saad Saad is a highly accomplished pediatric surgeon with more than 40 years of experience in the field. Aside from treating hundreds of children in the United States, Dr. Saad has also led Medical Missions in both the U.S. as well as Jerusalem and the West Bank to perform free surgeries for underprivileged children. However, Dr. Saad is perhaps best known for patenting two different life-saving medical inventions, both of which are designed to assist pediatric surgeries.


Dr. Saad’s first invention was a catheter with an internal electromagnetic locator device. During surgeries of all kinds, catheters are used to drain obstructive gases and fluids and provide better access for surgical tools, but in order to view an internal catheter once it is inside the patient’s body, X-ray scans are usually required. But because repeated X-rays can present health risks for patients, Dr. Saad decided to craft a catheter that could be tracked without exposing patients to radiation. His patented catheter has magnetically permeable material in its tip, which allows doctors to use external locating devices to track the location of the catheter.


Dr. Saad Saad also patented a device to provide suction or irrigation for rigid endoscopes. Endoscopes are a technology used to get a view of the inside of a patient’s body during surgery, but bodily fluids can block the endoscope’s view or fog its lens. Dr. Saad worked around this by converting endoscope anti-fog ports into suction and irrigation devices, which allow for bodily fluid to be sucked away and water to be applied to clear the endoscope lens. Endoscopes used for surgery on the lungs, esophagus and large intestine are already being fitted with this device, and Dr. Saad knows from experience how much easier it can make it for surgeons to perform complex surgeries. Learn more:


Dr. Saad Saad graduated from the Cairo University School of Medicine in Egypt, and he performed his residency at the UMDNJ University Hospital. He is certified in pediatric surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and he has held state medical licenses in both Iowa and New Jersey. In 2014, he was awarded the Vitals Patients’ Choice Award, and he also received Compassionate Doctor Recognition.


Today, Dr. Saad is based in Eatontown, New Jersey, and he continues to perform pediatric surgeries in the area. He is affiliated with a number of hospitals in the area, including the Jersey Shore University Medical Center and the Long Branch campus of the Monmouth Medical Center. He is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts in pediatric surgery, and his two medical inventions continue to make complex pediatric surgical procedures safer and easier.