Dr. Saad Saad is originally from Palestine, although he grew up in Kuwait. His parents had eight kids and of them two have a master’s degree, two have Ph.D.s, and three are surgeons. He attended Cairo University and graduated almost 50 years ago with a medical degree. He moved to England in order to do his internship and afterward he moved to America. His medical specialty is pediatric surgery and he is board certified. He says he has four kids and they are now making their livings as a lawyer, ICU nurse, and two of them are surgeons.
As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Saad Saad has performed surgery on thousands of children over the course of his professional career. He is also a philanthropist who has gone to Jerusalem eight times on medical missions. During these missions he performs surgeries on poor children for free. For a number of years he practiced at K Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune City, New Jersey. He was both the co-medical director as well as the surgeon-in-chief. He recently retired.
When he was growing up, Dr. Saad Saad said that he wanted to be an engineer. Both of his older brothers had entered this occupation and he grew up admiring them. However, being an engineer requires being outdoors which can be really miserable in a country like Kuwait where it often hits 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more. He decided he’d rather work an air-conditioned place instead so he made the decision to be a surgeon.
Before performing surgery Dr. Saad Saad says that he always first reviewed the patient’s entire medical record. He then confirmed exactly what he would be doing during the surgery. He then reviewed each step he would need to perform which as especially important during his complex procedures. He always kept the latest operative pediatric surgical textbook on hand so that he kept up with the latest advances and research in the industry.
While performing surgery Dr. Saad Saad has some rules everyone had to follow. This includes no personal talk at all during the surgery and he didn’t allow loud music as well. He always strived to get a good night of rest before a surgery as well as a good breakfast. He also pushed his staff to do the same. Learn more: https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-saad-saad-ys6d8