A Gifted Surgeon – Dr. Saad Saad

Dr. Saad Saad was one of eight children born in Palestine and they were raised in Kuwait. He got his degree in medicine from Cairo University 47 years ago in Egypt and he was the second student in his class. He later went to England to do his internship then later went to the United States. He has now married and has four children, an ICU nurse, a lawyer and two surgeons.

 

In his career as a surgeon, he has done thousands of surgeries on infants and children, and also medical missions to the city of Jerusalem to do free and complex surgeries. He has also made developed new pediatric surgical procedures and patented two inventions. Before he retired, Dr. Saad Saad was the Co-medical director and the surgeon in chief at K Hovnanian Children Hospital.

 

Saad Saad knew he wanted to become a doctor and a surgeon for that matter when he was still in high school. At first, he wanted to follow the footsteps of his elder brothers but then he wanted to work in an environment that is cool and has air conditioning considering the hot summers in Kuwait that would sometimes exceed 110 degrees F.

Dr. Saad Saad learned many lessons from Dr. H Biemann Othersen who was his trainer in the USA to be a Pediatric Surgeon. He learned to treat the same all children regardless of their financial background, their religion, and color or physical capabilities and mostly to be honest, hardworking and kind to them all. Dr. Saad is most excited by the developments in the medical field of genetics that help to understand, prevent and to treat chronic diseases and cancer.

 

Research is important to Dr. Saad Saad and he says one gets results from doing research. He also believes that his efficiency comes from being organized as it helps him to prioritize the tasks he has and accomplish them on time. Dr. Saad Saad believes anyone can attain their goals in life because it is possible. He advises one to read any book written by President Abraham Lincoln who advocated for equality and freed all slaves as it helped him as a surgeon to understand that we are all similar in the insider regardless of the color religion or the race we are from. Learn more: https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-saad-saad-ys6d8

 

Prior to performing any surgery, Dr. Saad Saad would review the medical record of the patient and confirm the type surgical procedure he was to do on the patient. He would then review the steps to take for the surgical procedure he was planning to carry out especially the recent operative pediatric surgeries and the complex surgical procedures. He also ensured he used techniques to help him focus on the surgery; he did not like loud music in the operation room, no talking and he also ensured he had good night sleep and breakfast before he went in the operation room. In his career, his patient rating was average by 26 patients and 8 of those patients rated his services as 4.0 stars.

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