Dr. Saad Saad who is currently based in New Jersey is a well-known pediatrician surgeon. His medical career is very successful because of his high level of expertise and also his creative mind which has to innovations.
His success had made him be recognized by humanitarian groups, the Saudi Royal family and also other doctors. Dr. Saad Saad has had the opportunity to operate on many patients in his career most of his patients were underprivileged children.
In 2002 the Palestine children relief fund (PCRF) approached him to perform surgery on a fifteen-year-old boy who had been shot in the west bank. The Israelite doctors had been able to save his life but were unable to treat his complicated wounds. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon and Dr. Saad Saad Medical Missions
Dr. Saad had said that the child had bullet holes in his stomach which had burnt his skin and that he was in dire condition. After seven hours of surgery, Dr. Saad was able to patch up the bullet holes and save the boy’s life. Formed in 19991 PCRF is a nonprofit, non-political group that was formed to solve the medical needs of Middle East children.
In May 2010 Dr. Saad also performed surgery on a girl from the west bank. The girl had been born with her intestines outside her stomach. For eighteen months the local doctors in Palestine were unable to fix the girl’s condition. After five hours of surgery, he was successful in creating fig leaf cover to cover up her exposed intestines.
The PCRF asked Dr. Saad to travel to Palestine so that he offers his skills to the locals. His first trip to Palestine was in 2008. His goal was to help the local residents who could not afford to get medical treatment in the local hospitals. Since then he has gone to Palestine seven more times with the same agenda.
Dr. Saad stated that the reason is that made his make those trips to Palestine was to help the poor and underprivileged who were not able to afford local treatment. He also wanted to pass down his expert skills to the young pediatric surgeons at the local hospitals.
He did this to ensure that the young doctors would be able to help the local residents even after he left their country. He also added that he did the trips to help with the economy since most countries don’t cater for free surgeries.
Due to his good work, Dr. Saad Saad has received several awards for his efforts. In 2010 he was awarded a humanitarian award by the PCRF. During his last mission in Palestine, he was received into the country by the Palestine president, Mr. Mahmoud Abbas.
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