Dr. Saad Saad is an accomplished American based pediatric surgeon. Dr. Saad Saad in his long career that span to decades has contributed a lot in the medical field. His expertise and innovations in the medical industry have attracted admiration from other doctors and humanitarian organizations including the Saudi Royal Family.
Dr. Saad has led a successful career as a pediatric surgeon and entrepreneur. Before his retirement, Dr. Saad Saad performed numerous successful surgeries to patients both locally and internationally.
Dr. Saad Saad besides being a renowned pediatric surgeon and entrepreneur, he is also a philanthropist and uses his skills and expertise to help the less fortunate in the society not only in the US but also abroad. As part of his humanitarian activities, Dr. Saad Saad performed three surgeries for wounded Palestinians children in the US. Read more: When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad and Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
The first surgery was in the year 2002 when a 15-year-old child who had gunshot wound was brought to him by the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF). PCRF is a humanitarian organization that was established in 1991 with the aim of providing medical aid to Arab Children in the Middle East.
The organization was in dire need of a doctor who would help save the child’s life and as a result, approached Dr. Saad Saad. Local doctors in Israel helped saved the child life however the wounds were too complicated and required an expert to perform the surgery. The humanitarian organization found Dr. Saad who agreed to perform the operation in the US. Dr. Saad Saad after examining the child described the child condition serious as the child had developed holes in the belly as a result of the gunshot. Learn more about Dr Saad Saad: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/dr-saad-saad and https://doctor.webmd.com/doctor/saad-saad-md-3d5f8ce5-a764-4c86-b201-e50ec51cd7f2-overview
The child as a result of the shot had burned skin and experienced many difficulties in eating. The complicated surgery Dr. Saad performed on the child lasted for seven hours as it required patching up of the holes and internal injuries repair. Dr. Saad Saad eventually succeeded in saving the child’s life.
The other surgery that Doctor Saad performed was in 2010 when a girl from West Bank was brought to him by the same organization PCRF. The girl had been born with a special condition where all her intestines were exposed outside the stomach.
The girl was kept under the care of local Palestinian doctors for 18 months. The girl was then flown to the US where Dr. Saad Saad was again able to perform a five-hour complex surgery saving the girls life.
The third surgery that Dr. Saad Saad was approached to perform by PCRF in 2013 was for a boy who had suffered a bomb attack, and as a result, one of his legs was injured and became paralyzed.
The boy who was a good footballer as a result of the attack was confined to a wheelchair. The child required a nerve transplant surgery and since Dr. Saad is not an expert in that field helped the boy find the best doctor in that field and also facilitated the treatment process. The nerve surgery was a success, and after 11 months the boy was able to walk again.