Dr. Saad Saad’s extra ordinary career

Dr. Saad Saad is currently retired in his home in Redbank, New Jersey. Dr. Saad Saad boasts a 34-year tenure as an American Pediatric Surgeon and four and a half year practice in Riyadh at Saudi Royal Hospital, stretched from his intended one year.


It is a story of a Palestinian immigrant in the United States from a family of eight children working to save children and gaining repute as pediatric surgeon on demand, even serving as Surgeon in Chief and a Co-Medical Director at Hackensack Meridian Hospital Healthcare Center.


Dr. Saad Saad mostly practiced in New Jersey at Jersey Shore Hospital, Monument Medical Center Lon Campus Branch among others where he also attained the Patent’s Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition award both in 2014.


He spent his early life in Kuwait where he was born and did his early education before getting a scholarship to pursue his degree in medicine in Cairo, then proceeded to do an internship in England. He then specialized his skill under residency programme in Surgery in the United States.


He did this under a strict and rigorous curriculum. He was undeniably brilliant and ambitious evident from his accomplishments in medical school his inspiration to separate himself from poverty he contended with in his early years.


His fluency in both English and Arabic obliged him to accept the request to practice in Saudi Royal Hospital in Riyadh despite the inconvenience it would subject his family of four children to due to traveling.


He practiced many pediatric surgical procedures, simple to complex ones to both needy and affluent children. He aspired to serve all equally despite their differences in race,gender, and social class.


Dr. Saad performed thousands of free complex surgeries on four medical missions in the United States and eight mission hospitals in Jerusalem. He used his experience to improve traditional methods to new developed surgical procedures.


He’s developed an endoscopic suction machine and also enhanced unilateral inguinal hernia laparoscopic repair techniques. He performed the first aneurysm repair on the youngest patient and researched secondary gastrointestinal tumors following primary neuroblastomas in children.


He says he is happy to use surgery to help others and also imparting knowledge to others both patients and students through lectures and talks. He pioneered medical school learning in Saudi Arabia after to limit students seeking medical schools training from other countries.



What made him a successful surgeon he says is his organization, at both personal and institutional level which he insists to his learners.


Before surgery, he opts to review his patients prudently then evaluate his procedure of choice taking note of the obstacles he’ll encounter and


During surgery, he refrains from distractions like personal conversations or loud music. He also insists on surgeons having long and restful periods of sleep and good breakfast before surgery. Learn more: http://medicaldailytimes.com/medical-inventions/life-saving-medical-inventions-dr-saad-saad/3570/