Sinuva Sinus Implant

Sinuva Sinus Implant

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

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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 to set an appointment.

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