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Dr. Saad Improves Medical Instruments through Invention

The Medical Daily Times recently published BJ Hetherington’s article “The Life Saving Medical Inventions of Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon”. The article discusses the pediatric surgeon’s recent improvements to existing procedures. He recently patented two inventions while concurrently developing a variety of different surgical procedures. Dr. Saad has been practicing complex surgeries for more than four decades. He not only serves his community in the U.S. but he is also dedicated to helping the children and young adults in other countries, including missions to Jerusalem and the West bank to provide necessary surgeries to the destitute children there.


One of the first patens Dr. Saad obtained for his inventions is the “Catheter with Integral Electromagnetic Location Identification Device”. This catheter broadens the current abilities of the medical catheters. They are inserted to help with a variety of medical conditions while also helping during a surgery by draining fluid or gas and providing access for surgical instruments.


Dr. Saad’s improvement helps track the exact location of the catheter. Previously, a doctor would need to use an X-ray to determine the location of the catheter. This can cause several issues like the risk of illness due to over exposure to radiation. MRI machines were also capable of locating the catheter, but they are not portable.


Dr. Saad’s catheter with a location identification device allows for the precise identification of the catheter through electromagnetic energy. The catheter has a small magnetically permeable part inside of the coil. The doctor simply uses an external device to scan the patient’s body while the catheter sends electromagnetic signals to the device. When the external device lights up, the doctor will know that is where the catheter is.


Dr. Saad has also developed an improvement on endoscopes. These optical devices help doctors and physicians look inside the body of the patient throughout a surgery. They give the physician a visual of what is occurring internally within the body without having to do a scan of the body or perform surgery. However, since the body contains a variety of liquids, the cameras on the endoscopes can often be obscured by the different liquids. Dr. Saad’s invention adds a suction-irrigation device to the endoscope to prevent the liquid from obscuring the view of the endoscope without having to remove the device.


Dr. Saad has personally used his addition to the endoscope throughout his different endoscopies. In his career as a pediatric surgeon, he has seen a variety of foreign bodies lodged in the bodies of young children, including anything from stuck food to marbles or other objects the child may have accidentally swallowed. He reveals that having an endoscope that doesn’t need to be constantly readjusted for the visual can save significant time during the surgery. Learn more:


Dr. Imran Haque Among Top-Rated North Carolina Physicians

If you’re patient struggling with diabetes or controlling weight gain, a regular physician might recommend you go see a primary care giver whose practice is internal medicine, or an internist as they are usually referred to as. That’s what Dr. Imran Haque specializes in at his Asheboro and Ramseur clinic, Horizon Internal Medicine. Dr. Haque has practiced in this field for more than 15 years, and over that period many North Carolina residents have come to visit him and walk away recommending him to friends and relatives. Dr. Imran Haque has always made sure his staff greet incoming patients and make them feel welcome and heard while visiting his clinic.


Imran Haque grew up in the Dominican Republic and he first became interested in internal medicine while attending the Iberoamericana University in Santo Domingo. He then moved to one of the top internal medicine schools in the world at the University of Virginia’s Roanoke-Salem program. He then received an official NC State Medical License to practice internal medicine and practiced chiefly out of Asheboro. He’s also been affiliated with the Randolph Hospital and Kindred Hospital of Greensboro. Imran Haque has also won the 2013 CMS Stage 1 EHR award.


Patients with special needs have a variety of treatment options that Dr. Imran Haque provides. For those who want to improve their facial cosmetics, they might seek treatment through Botox or 360 resurfacing. For those who want to slim down and eliminate excess body fat, his Venus Body Contouring system can do that through using a focused heat system and painless treatment procedure. Patients also visit Dr. Haque when they simply need a routine physical exam. Horizon Internal Medicine even has onsite ultrasound and lab services when tests need to be run. It’s easy to get in contact with Horizon Internal Medicine and Dr. Haque by giving them a call at the number listed on the website, or visiting their Facebook page.

Renown Health to Open Summit Mall Family Practice Clinic

South Reno residents can soon look forward to the opening of a family practice medical clinic at The Summit Mall, North Nevada Business Weekly reported. The clinic will be part of the Renown Health network.

In addition to primary care services, the Summit Mall clinic will offer laboratory services. According to Renown Medical Group’s Dr. McCormack, the clinic is designed to have the comfortable feeling of a living room. Its conference room provides a space for staff and patients to talk over health matters.

The clinic is projected to employ a staff of 11, with expansion possible in the future. An additional primary care physician and nurse practitioner are expected to be hired on.

Summit Mall’s new clinic will cover three storefronts, including the one vacated by clothier Jos. A. Bank when it relocated to Meadowood Mall. Carson City company Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC is working as the general contractor on the project, with Eric Fong of MBA Architects + Interior Design spearheading the architecture redesign. Forbes Engineering is handling the structural engineering. MSA Engineering Consultants will handle all electrical, plumbing, and mechanical engineering.

Renown Health is the largest non-profit health care network in the northern half of the state to be locally owned. The network is one of the largest employers in the region. Formerly called the Washoe Health Network, the company traces its origins back to 1862.

Since opening its first 40-bed hospital in 1876, Renown Health has gone on to serve as a pioneering medical center in Northern Nevada. It opened the region’s first pediatric hospital in the 1940s and performed the region’s first open-heart surgery in the 1970s. With more than 5,500 employees in the network, Renown Health continues to be an important primary health care resource in the lives of many Nevadans. Click here to know more.

The expected opening date of the Summit Mall clinic is February 2018. Renown Health now operates a total of 12 clinics in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fernley, and Fallon, with a 13th clinic located near Caughlin Ranch.