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Dr. Saad Saad Creating a Medical Legacy

Dr. Saad Saad is an accomplished surgeon with over 42 years of surgical experience located in Eatontown, New Jersey. He specializes in thoracic and pediatric surgery and is affiliated with multiple local hospitals. He graduated from Cairo University School of Medicine in 1971 and is a recipient of two awards.

 

The Chronical of Week, an online Independent News Organization wrote an article about Dr. Saad titled “Dr. Saad Saad and His Medical Missions” by Haley Thompson on April 11, 2018. She mentioned that Dr. Saad Saad is a skilled surgeon who has provided the medical field with his knowledge and expertise.

 

Dr. Saad skills were noticed by the PCRF (Palestine Children’s Relief Fund) in 2002 when approached to perform a surgery for a 15-year-old boy from the West Bank suffering from a hole in his abdomen due to a gunshot wound. The boy received treatment locally, but his injuries were too complicated for local surgeons. Dr. Saad performed the complicated seven-hour surgery in 2003 with great success.

 

In 2010, PCRF again approached Dr. Saad, to treat a little girl from the West Bank born with her intestine exposed and was beyond the skills of local surgeons. That same year, he performed the five-hour procedure with a positive outcome.

PCRF last request was in 2013. The patient was a boy who was hit by a bomb in the Gaza Strip resulting in one of his leg becoming paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. The boy needed a nerve transplant. Since Dr. Saad is not a nerve specialist, he helped locate a qualified specialist in the US. 11 months later the boy was able to walk again.

 

After the success of the first surgery in 2003, PCRF requested if Dr. Saad could travel to Palestine to perform these surgeries locally. In 2008, Dr. Saad went in his first medical mission to the West Bank. Between the years 2008 and 2015, Dr. Saad returned to the West Bank seven times.

 

Dr. Saad mentioned three reasons for his medical missions to Palestine. First, his primary goal was to treat the underprivileged in the West Bank. Second, he wanted to establish training for local pediatric surgeons. These surgeons mainly observed Dr. Saad on his first trip in 2008 to where Dr. Saad was the observer while these local surgeons were performing the surgeries independently at his last visit in 2015. Lastly, he wanted to support the local Palestinian economy. Localizing pediatric surgeries helps with the treatment costs for both the patient and the local government.

 

In 2010, PCRF honored Dr. Saad with the Humanitarian Award. Dr. Saad was also recognized by the President of Palestine, Mr. Mahmoud Abbas and personally thanked him by giving him the Gold Medal of Palestine in 2015 at his last medical mission to Palestine. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/drsaadsaad12

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