Vivaer – Non-Invasive Nasal Remodeling

Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute is proud to announce the latest technology for people who suffer from nasal airway obstruction, which limits the airflow through the nose. It’s not easy to enjoy life when your nose is constantly blocked. Good sleep is next to impossible; vigorous exercise is out of the question. Your attitude is affected, and it feels like your health is at stake. Vivaer is a one-time non-invasive nasal remodeling procedure that can be performed in minutes in our Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute office by Dr. Farhad Sigari. Vivaer Nasal Airway Remodeling uses a low-temperature process that gently reshapes tissue of the nasal airway to help you breathe easier right away.

Nasal Airway Obstruction, also known as a congested or blocked nose, can dramatically impact the quality of the air you breath in. Chronic nasal congestion or stuffiness, persistent nasal blockage or obstruction, difficulty breathing through the nose, difficulty sleeping, snoring and fatigue, inability to get enough air during activities are all indicators that you might be experiencing a lower volume of air.

Clinical studies have shown significant improvement in nasal obstruction, symptoms, similar to more invasive surgical treatments.

Aerin Medical’s non-invasive Vivaer Nasal Airway Remodeling device, permanently addresses chronic nasal congestion without the need for surgery. This a quick outpatient procedure performed in our Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute office, in which radiofrequency energy is applied to cartilage using a wand that is inserted up the nose. This technology reshapes the internal nasal valve region, where your cartilage on the side of your nose meets your septum, changing its shape just a bit to open up the valve and improve airflow.

Our in-office CT Scanner is used to take images before and after the procedure, in order to see how the air flow through the nasal cavity is affected.

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Dr. Farhad Sigari Named a 2018 Super Doctor

Congratulations Dr. Farhad Sigari. Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute are honored and proud of your accomplishments. Dr. Sigari has once again been selected as a 2018 Super Doctor again.

This recognition does not come lightly. The multi-step selection process is rigorous and identifies doctors who have a high degree of peer recognition and profession achievement. From a pool of candidates, physicians nominate colleagues that they themselves would choose to see in their perspective specialty. Each candidate goes through extensive research on their qualifications, publications, honors and a panel review.

The Super Doctor list is approximately 5% of the physicians within the respective state or region.

Although Dr. Sigari is very honored, but his biggest achievement is the experience and health of his patients. That is why he is always striving to provide the best and newest technology to offer relief to his patients, such as Balloon Sinus Dilation, Clarifix, and Sinuva Sinus Implant.

Contact us today to make your appointment.

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Dr. Farhad Sigari named 2018 Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctor

The hits keep coming. Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctors have recognized Dr. Farhad Sigari as one of their top doctors. Congratulations!

Los Angeles Magazine has decided to undertake the project of organizing a list of L.A.’s top doctors. Guess who’s favorite doctor made the list?

Their process is to initially tap the wisdom of professionals who know medicine and the people working within it. Take the name of the nominated doctors and crosscheck them with the California Medical Board’s license profile database and the Department of Consumer Affairs to look for any major complaints or infractions. Not every nominee made the list.

It’s no wonder that Dr. Sigari was on this list. He has a passion to help his patients and to provide the best and newest technology to offer relief for his patient’s suffering, such as Clarifix and Sinuva Sinus Implant. Dr. Sigari regularly teaches other physicians about the latest techniques and technologies, such as Spirox Latera Implant and Balloon Sinus Dilation.

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Sinuva Sinus Implant

Dr. Farhad Sigari of Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute Implants the First Sinuva Device in Southern California

This just in!

Dr. Farhad Sigari is the first MD in Southern California to place the brand-new Sinuva sinus device!

One of the most common and persistent conditions we treat at Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute are nasal polyps. These stubborn growths can appear in the nose, and cause breathing difficulty because they obstruct your nasal passageways. In the past, treatments have included surgery, steroid pills or sprays, but even with one or all of these measures, nasal polyps can come back again and again.

Nasal polyps can ruin your whole day

Until now. Just this past December, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Sinuva sinus device. Once Dr. Sigari implants the small device, it slowly releases steroid medication directly to the sinus passages for up to 90 days. The implant softens over time and after the medication is absorbed, the implant can be easily removed. The implant and removal can be done in a routine office visit, no hospital or surgery needed!

Dr. Sigari just performed the first implant in Southern California, and one of the first in the country, on a patient. The patient is a 53-year-old male who had multiple previous sinus surgeries, including polyp removals. Because of his recurring nasal polyps, this patient was an ideal candidate for the Sinuva implant. Now, a couple of weeks later, he’s showing no signs of irritation or bleeding, and is comfortable and breathing free and easy!

ICYMI, nasal polyps are noncancerous, inflammatory growths along the lining of the nasal passages. They can cause many unpleasant symptoms including runny nose, congestion, facial pain, and a loss of sense of smell. And worst of all, they can keep coming back. But now there’s Sinuva, so stay tuned for more long-term results, from the first clinic to offer the implant in SoCal! If you have any of these symptoms, Sinuva could help you. Let us do a thorough exam and see what’s going on with your sinuses. Give us a call at (310) 823-4444 or email info@delreysinus.com to set an appointment.

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Sinuva Sinus Device

Innovative Sinuva™ Sinus Device

Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute® First in Southern California to Complete Implant With Innovative Sinuva™ Sinus Device

Advanced, In-Office Treatment Provides Relief for Chronic Nasal Polyps

Marina Del Rey, Calif. – April 3, 2018 – Farhad Sigari, MD, FACS, founder of Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute and a leading ear nose and throat (ENT) doctor, has performed the first implant in Southern California, and one of the first in the United States, of the new Sinuva sinus device. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December, 2017, Intersect ENT’s Sinuva implant is designed to treat recurring nasal polyps in adults who have had prior ethmoid sinus surgery (ESS).

“Nasal polyps are one of the most persistent and troublesome conditions that we see in our practice,” said Dr. Sigari, a board-certified otolaryngologist. “Even when we surgically remove nasal polyps and the patient exercises ongoing care using steroid sprays or pills, they can return time and again. We are proud to offer this new, advanced and effective treatment choice for patients who have chronic nasal polyps.”

Nasal polyps are noncancerous, inflammatory growths along the lining of the nasal passages. These growths may cause life-affecting symptoms including nasal discharge, congestion, facial pain, and a loss of sense of smell. Many people return to their sinus doctor with recurring polyps even after undergoing previous ethmoid sinus surgery. The Sinuva device is placed during a routine office visit and delivers steroid medication directly to the sinus for up to 90 days. As medication is absorbed, the Sinuva implant softens and may be easily removed.

The first patient treated by Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute is a 53-year-old male who has had several previous sinus procedures, but had recurrence of difficult-to-treat polyps. Dr. Sigari notes that the implant was inserted easily and without complications, and the patient evidenced no discomfort. On subsequent follow-up, the sinuses showed no signs of irritation, infection or bleeding and the implant was working very nicely. The implant is designed to stay in place for up to 3 months, giving the patient continued localized treatment while minimizing systemic effects.

Positive data from the SINUVA Sinus Implant was supported by the results of the RESOLVE II pivotal study. The study demonstrated a reduction in polyps, nasal obstruction/congestion, a reduction in need for repeat sinus surgery, and an improvement in impaired sense of smell.

About Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute

Part of the Del Rey MD family of clinics, Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute is an advanced otolaryngology medical practice. Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute offers a full array of the most advanced and proven techniques for accurate diagnosis and treatment of sinus and allergy conditions, including many minimally invasive or non-invasive procedures. The physicians of Del Rey MD are board-certified surgeons and Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. The practice was founded by Farhad Sigari, MD, FACS, a graduate of University of San Diego and Chicago Medical School, where he also completed surgical internship and residency. The clinics’ areas of expertise include: sinusitis and sinus surgery including balloon sinus dilation; head and neck plastic surgery; snoring and sleep apnea; ear and hearing disorders including aviation and dive medicine; allergy and immunotherapy; head, neck and throat oncology; facial feminization surgery, microdermabrasion, facial masks and contouring and many other surgical and non-surgical treatments. Known for its adoption of the most innovative and advanced techniques, Del Rey MD draws patients from California, across the United States and foreign countries. Offices are located in Marina Del Rey and Bakersfield, California. For more information, visit www.delreysinus.com and www.delreymd.com.

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Del Rey Sinus & Allergy | Clarifix | Freezing technology

Del Rey Sinus among the first to use ClariFix Technology

DEL REY SINUS & ALLERGY INSTITUTE AMONG FIRST CLINICS IN THE U.S. TO USE BREAKTHROUGH, NON-INVASIVE NASAL DEVICE

ClariFix Technology Freezes Irritated Nasal Tissue for Long-Lasting Relief of Rhinitis Symptoms, Runny Nose, and Congestion

Marina Del Rey, Calif. – December 21, 2017 – Using the latest advances of technique and equipment that make otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) procedures safer and more effective, Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute is participating in the first, limited release of the innovative ClariFix nasal device. Proven effective to reduce symptoms of chronic rhinitis (CR), the ClariFix device freezes irritated nasal tissue to provide rapid and long-lasting relief of symptoms including allergic reaction, sneezing, nasal itch, congestion and runny nose. The Marina Del Rey and Bakersfield locations of Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute feature ClariFix devices, which are made by the United States company Arrinex. The announcement was made today by Farhad Sigari, MD, FACS, a board-certified otolaryngologist and founder of Del Rey MD, the parent of Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute.

“We seek the best possible outcomes for our patients, and when there is a significant, proven advance that allows us to give better results with lower risk and downtime, we will quickly adopt it,” said Dr. Sigari. “With this in-office, non-invasive solution, we can provide relief that’s truly superior to medical treatments. I’m honored to be part of the first release of the ClariFix device.”

ClariFix is a cryosurgical tool that was recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is currently in use by fewer than two dozen ENT doctors in the country. This device is also the only instrument to have been cleared by the FDA for chronic rhinitis. Dr. Sigari one of very few physicians outside the university setting to use the device in California.

Procedures using the ClariFix device may be performed in the office, with local or topical anesthesia. A typical treatment takes around 30 minutes, and has been shown to significantly decrease runny nose and congestion symptoms.

Rhinitis, or inflammation of the nasal membrane, affects around 25 million people, and causes blockage of nasal passages and overproduction of mucus. For patients whose rhinitis causes severe congestion or other conditions, it can lead to disruption of sleep and serious health consequences. Rhinitis may be resistant to medical treatment such as nasal sprays, drops, and pills, which can become ineffective as patients build immunity. In severe cases, patients may require surgery.

The ClariFix device allows the physician to deliver cryotherapy to the back of the patient’s nose using a tiny balloon that is attached to the end of a wand. Freezing destroys and shrinks the inflamed tissue, providing lasting symptom relief in the patient.

About Del Rey MD
Comprised of Del Rey ENT Associates, Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute, and Del Rey Aesthetics Center, Del Rey MD is an advanced otolaryngology medical practice. Del Rey MD offers a full range of advanced medical services to treat conditions of the head, neck and skin. The medical group offers the latest techniques and technology to deliver patients an unparalleled level of care, with exceptional service. The physicians of Del Rey MD are board-certified surgeons and Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. The practice was founded by Farhad Sigari, MD, FACS, a graduate of University of San Diego and Chicago Medical School, where he also completed surgical internship and residency. The clinics’ areas of expertise include: sinusitis and sinus surgery including balloon sinus dilation; head and neck plastic surgery; snoring and sleep apnea; ear and hearing disorders including aviation and dive medicine; allergy and immunotherapy; head, neck and throat oncology; facial feminization surgery, microdermabrasion, facial masks and contouring and many other surgical and non-surgical treatments. Known for its adoption of the most innovative and advanced techniques, Del Rey MD draws patients from California, across the United States and foreign countries. Offices are located in Marina Del Rey and Bakersfield, California. For more information, visit www.delreymd.com.

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Dr. Monica Kieu, physician of Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute

Del Rey MD Welcomes New Physician to its Sinus, Aesthetics and ENT Practices

Del Rey MD, home to leading medical clinics which specialize in conditions of the head, neck and sinuses, announced today that Monica Kieu, D.O. has joined the staff of the growing practice as a staff physician. A graduate of Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, Dr. Kieu joins the Del Rey team from Toronto, Canada, where she completed her facial plastics and reconstructive fellowship. She will focus on general otolaryngology (“ear, nose, throat” or ENT); facial plastic and reconstructive surgery; and surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation and hair restoration treatments. The announcement was made by Farhad Sigari, M.D., founder of Del Rey MD.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Kieu to the practice,” said Dr. Sigari. “She combines very strong clinical education and training with a true passion for providing the highest standard of
care to the community. She shares our focus on continually seeking the most advanced treatments available for our patients’ conditions.”

A native of California, Dr. Kieu received her medical degree, with honors, from Western University of Health Sciences. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Michigan State University/Detroit Medical Center, where she was chief resident. She currently serves as assistant clinical professor for the Department of Surgical Services at Michigan State University. Most recently, she completed a prestigious fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto. She has authored numerous papers and presentations for peer-reviewed medical journals and conferences.

The daughter of an anesthesiologist and a pediatrician, Dr. Kieu is a skilled practitioner with a broad range of academic and clinical interests in head and neck conditions. She is also a
committed humanitarian-physician, having performed facial reconstructive and head and neck procedures in underserved provinces of Vietnam and Malawi. In her many medical missions, she has performed general otolaryngology procedures as well as cleft lip and palate correctional surgeries, which restore appearance, dignity, and function to her patients.

Dr. Kieu is a member of many major medical organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery; American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and the American Rhinologic Society.

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