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Dr. Saad Saad Details How To Treat Children Who Swallow Foreign Objects

Dr. Saad Saad is a pediatric surgeon who has over forty years of experience working in multiple countries. Dr. Saad Saad was born in Palestine before his family relocated to Kuwait. He comes from a large family with seven other siblings, which he credits for his skill with understanding children.


Dr. Saad Saad showed an early interest in medicine, and he was able to win a full ride scholarship to Cairo University. Dr. Saad Saad graduated second in his class before moving to England for a medical internship. He then moved to the United States to begin his independent career in medicine. Dr. Saad Saad continued his education with him achieving board certifications in pediatric medicine with qualifications that allow him to perform advance pediatric surgeries.


Dr. Saad Saad came to prominence when he became the private pediatric physician for The Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Saad Saad secured this position due to his extensive qualification. He was also the only doctor with certifications in pediatric surgery who spoke both Arabic and English. Dr. Saad Saad held his position with the Saudi Royal Family for over four years before returning to the United States. His tenure in Saudi Arabia allowed him to advance his surgical skills with him performing an operation on the youngest ever person to be admitted to a hospital for an aneurysm.


Dr. Saad Saad returned to the United States where he worked as surgeon in New Jersey. He worked as the co-medical director and the head surgeon of K Hovnanian Children Hospital. Dr. Saad Saad believes strongly in treating people from different places equally with him performing advanced surgeries on refugees with him focusing on refugees from his Palestine.


Dr. Saad Saad is currently retired but he recently published an article detailing what to do when children swallow foreign objects. Dr. Saad Saad says that the insertion of foreign objects generally happens when a child is around the age of two. This is because they are mobile enough to find things to put in their mouths, and because they have small throats that are easily blocked. Dr. Saad Saad recommends holding a child under the age of six upside down to remove the foreign object. He does not recommend trying to scoop the object out as it can damage the throat or push the object further down.


Dr. Saad Saad recommends taking the child to a doctor as soon as possible. This is because the object may move and cause additional distress. A doctor can use an endoscope or a vacuum to successfully remove the object. Dr. Saad Saad details a long list of objects he has come across during his extensive career with him detailing the unique challenges each object presents. Learn more: