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Fighting Infant Meningitis with Dr. Saad Saad

Dr. Saad Saad is renowned for his work in the area of pediatric surgery. His career spanned 40 years during which he performed the most complex surgeries and developed and patented a specialized infant catheter and the suction endoscope. Dr. Saad spent most of his working years at the K Hovnanian Children’s Hospital but did serve as the family physician for the Saudi Royal family. He is proud of this honor but jokes that he was probably awarded this position by default because he was the only pediatric surgeon certified by the board in the United States and was fluent in Arabic.


Dr. Saad Saad is currently retired but continues to contribute to his community and profession. He maintains a working relationship with the Royal College of Surgeons in England and serves as a consultant to a number of other facilities. He supports a certification program so that Saudi Arabia students can obtain their United Kingdom certification in their home country rather than travel abroad. He continues to publish articles that impact pediatrics and recently discussed the impact of infant meningitis in an article in the Medical Daily Times.


Meningitis is a dangerous infection that is common among infants under two months of age. Dr. Saad’s article is basically a warning that since this disease can have long term negative impact or be fatal, it is imperative that it is treated immediately. The issue is that meningitis symptoms mimic those of any irritable baby so it is sometimes difficult to detect. Parents should watch for fever, extreme fussiness that seems to last, excessive sleepiness, lack of appetite, or rash. Learn more:


Meningitis is either bacterial or viral. Babies can contract viral meningitis via contact with adults who have less serious viruses. These illnesses are more serious in infants due to the infant’s immature immune system. Bacterial meningitis is more serious and occurs during pregnancy, childbirth, or labor. Bacterial meningitis is treated with IV antibiotics and, even with immediate treatment, can cause learning disabilities, seizures, hearing problems, and even paralysis. Viral meningitis does not respond to antibiotics but is treated with IV fluids, rest and pain medications.


Dr. Saad advises all parents to have their children vaccinated according to the schedule set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The most important vaccines are the ones specific to measles, mumps, and rubella. Even though vaccinations will not prevent all cases of meningitis, Dr. Saad emphasizes that vaccines are still the best method of prevention.


Information On Dr. Saad Saad

He is a pediatric surgeon and known as Dr. Saad Saad who worked as a medical doctor. He schooled at Cairo University and it was 47 years ago when he was awarded his medical degree from the university. He was among the children from the poor background, so he had to put an effort in the medical class and during graduation time, he was among the best performing student and ranked second. He was raised in Kuwait country despite being born in Palestine and they were eight children from their home.


After completing his degree in Cairo University, he went to England for his internship. After he finished his internship in England, he migrated 45 years ago to live in the United States. Back in the United States, he undertook residency surgery together with the pediatric surgery. The United States Board-certified Dr. Saad Saad with pediatric surgery. During his career as a surgeon at K Hovnanian children hospital, he has ever served as the chief surgeon & co-medical director. He was very productive when it came to treating the patients from the inside and outside of the community he is. He has been considered in making improvements and new surgical techniques where it becomes a patients benefit as a way of reducing pain and increasing efficiency.


In the last 40 years, Dr. Saad Saad has been able to perform many complex to simple pediatric surgeries in all the ages of the children. He has also been involved in several medical missions where he could go and perform the complex surgeries, especially to the children from the poor families while he was still living in Eaton, New Jersey. He has achieved two inventions that have enabled him to come up with new developments of procedural pediatric surgery.


There came a better job offer which required a pediatric doctor to go to Saudi Arabia to work for the Royal family. He was very lucky to get the chance of going after having the necessary requirements. The first advantage he had was that he fluently spoke English and Arabic language. In addition, he was the only pediatrician surgeon that had been certified by the board of surgeries in the United States. So that you can get the certification of surgery by the board, you will require to have an experience of 10 years and a continued practice of surgeries, then have a special training and lastly pass a rigorous exam. He couldn’t lose the golden opportunity and took it where he served for four years and a half.


When Dr. Saad Saad went for retirement, he settled at Red Bank. What he hopes for is that everyone can succeed because he was just a poor Palestine but was capable of achieving success in the United States. It is a chance that can fall on anyone. He is now connected to people all over the country and world just because he had a chance to work for Saudi Royal family. He has four children in his 42 years of marriage. Learn more: