IVC filters are used to prevent pulmonary embolism caused by deep vein thrombosis in patients who cannot tolerate anticoagulant medication or who have just had surgery. They are meant to save lives, but instead are fracturing and shooting sharp metal projectiles along the bloodstream into patients’ hearts and lungs requiring emergency heart surgery and sometimes even death.
He has made my life so much better.
The effect on my pain and my life has been immediate and enormous. I have been able to sleep through the night for the first time in years! I am very grateful for finding Dr. Agha because he has made my life so much better.
The quality of my life improved dramatically.
I was still so ecstatic after seeing Dr. Agha and having most of my blood clots removed and expressed tremendous gratitude to Dr. Agha for giving me my life back. Although I need to continue to monitor the defective IVC filter, I no longer live in constant pain and constant fear of death. The quality of my life improved dramatically.
Dr. Agha has been a national leader in IVC filter research, placement and removal since IVC filters were invented. He published one of the earliest scientific articles on IVC filters, learn more about Dr. Agha. He is now recognized by his peers and cardiologists as one of the premier medical doctors skilled at removing IVC filters that have been deemed “impossible to remove” by other doctors.
Dr. Agha moved to the United States as a young man with literally no money and no family or relatives to support him. Through extreme effort and hard work, he was admitted to pharmacy and medical school and received an advanced degree in Nuclear Pharmacology and Fellowships in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He has been a clinical professor for medical schools and Chief of Radiology at several hospitals and the Chair of the Radiology Department at a prominent Phoenix hospital. He has had 14 scientific articles published in medical journals. He has delivered lectures and presentations on more than 21 occasions to medical doctors.
ABC World News-Live featured him in a 2-hour special on the latest medical procedures and advances. He has received more than 15 medical honors and awards in his 14-year career.
He is a member of more than 20 professional medical organizations including the American Radiological Society of North America and the American Medical Association.
Even with all of these wonderful professional accomplishments and an extremely busy schedule, Dr. Agha always takes time to see how he can help patients, particularly those who have problems with their IVC filters and blood clots and have been told by other medical doctors that they cannot be helped.