Dr. Saad Saad is a pediatric surgeon. He has forty years of experience. The doctor is married and blessed with four children. He removes foreign objects from the digestives system parts.
The doctor has assisted over 1000 kids get foreign objects from their food pipe and trachea. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: http://medicaldailytimes.com/medical-inventions/life-saving-medical-inventions-dr-saad-saad/3570/ and http://medicaldailytimes.com/doctors/hard-to-swallow-advice-from-dr-saad-saad/3663/
Kids are naïve. Once they find an object, they are curious and direct it to the mouth. These objects may get swallowed accidentally. There may be complications if the object gets stuck on the food pipe. The object may also pass to the trachea accidentally.
Such a situation may bring about difficulties in breathing and swallowing. Examples of objects which may get stuck when consumed include coin, peanuts, and hot dogs.
In case a child below six years swallows an object, and it gets stuck, there is a remedy. Hold the child upside down and tap on his back for the object to pop out.
An older child should be held by the waist from behind then thrust the abdomen for the object to pop out. If these two methods fail, seek medical assistance.
Dr. Saad invented improvement of a device called endoscopes. It is a device used to look inside the esophagus and the trachea. The improved device gives a clear image without blockage. An x-ray can also help in identifying where the object is trapped.
Certain objects that are very risky when swallowed. For instance, batteries. Batteries may be big or small. The small ones are easy for a child to swallow. The danger is that such cells may pour acid causing burns. Another risky object is a peanut.
Peanut is small, and most likely it gets trapped in the windpipe. The liquid in the trachea may make the peanut swell causing further blockage. Dr. Saad describes that it is difficult to remove a peanut from a kid’s trachea.
Dr. Saad Saad advice the parents to keep watch of their children. It should include during their play time. The parents should ensure that their children are not playing with foreign objects.
He also recommends that children below two years should not eat hot dogs. Another advice to the parents is that children under seven should not be allowed to have peanuts. Read more: When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad
Dr. Saad has success stories in removing foreign objects. They include
- He removed a toothbrush from a fourteen-year-old kid. The toothbrush was stuck in the windpipe.
- There was a six-year-old girl who was shedding her teeth. She accidentally swallowed the tooth. The tooth was stuck in the trachea. Dr. Saad was able to remove the tooth safely.
Removing a foreign object from a patient is extremely difficult. It requires a lot of expertise. Dr. Saad has the knowledge and experience.