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Dr. Farhad Sigari

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Marina Del Rey, CA
21 years experience male

Locations

Del Rey ENT Associates

Marina Del Rey, CA

Address

4640 Admiralty Way, Suite 718, Marina Del Rey, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

3103637085

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

Cigna

About

Bio

Obtaining his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of California San Diego, Dr. Sigari successfully published award-winning research in the field of heart disease. Venturing to Chicago, he attended The Chicago Medical School, where he graduated with his medical degree, a degree in applied physiology, a master’s in Pathology, as well as the distinguished Dean’s Award and Alpha Omega Alpha awards. Afterwards, he took on a surgical internship at the esteemed University of Chicago Hospital where he completed his Otolaryngology and Head/Neck Surgery training. During his time at the University of Chicago, Dr. Sigari studied and trained with world-renowned surgical and scientific mentors. As a resident, his training including advanced endoscopic surgery, advanced Otologic surgery, advanced Head/Neck surgery, comprehensive training by the Pediatric Head/Neck Surgeons at Comer’s children hospital as well as Facial Plastics and Reconstruction. Additionally, during his time at the University of Chicago he published multiple Otolaryngology related papers and well as conducting presentations at both national and international meetings. One of his more unique experiences in the field includes a 3-month residency at the Alaskan Native Medical Center where he had the pleasure of tending to the needs of the Native American Population from every corner of the state of Alaska. Soon after, Dr. Sigari was the first surgeon in the state of Wisconsin to perform minimally invasive endoscopic assisted thyroidectomy. Additionally, he was one of the few surgeons capable of performing vagal nerve stimulator implants, bone anchored implants, and advanced sinus surgery outside of academic institutions in his area. Always seeking out new techniques to reduce the risks and complications in his patients, Dr. Sigari was soon accepted as a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. In 2011, Dr. Sigari was awarded the Patient’s Choice award for Favorite Physicians- for the 4th year in a row, recognized as one of the top physicians in the country. Under the directorship of Dr. Sigari, Del Rey ENT Associates offers patients a truly unique and full service medical experience, blending together cutting edge university style tertiary care with the warm and friendly touch of a small town doctor. Spending the past 20 years perfecting his craft and unique approach to patient care, Dr. Sigari firmly believes that each patient must be empowered with the appropriate knowledge and a full range of treatment options so that he/she can maintain an active role in their own care. At our facility, quality care is delivered in a fast, friendly and efficient manner that always minimizes the impact on the patient while maximizing the patient’s positive outcome. By utilizing the most cutting edge technologies including electronic medical records, top video endoscopic equipment, and the latest available surgical techniques/devices, Dr. Sigari ensures that his patients receive the most quality and technologically advanced service possible. Endeavoring to champion non-surgical treatments as well as the surgical options, Dr. Sigari’s patients will receive a fully customized brand of care that is at the forefront of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery medicine.

Specialties
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Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

441 Answers
848 Agrees
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Let your doctor know: I recommend you call your surgeon and let him know. This should be ok as long as you are not having frank bleeding from your throat.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Puffy neck: I have had several patients all female complain of this issue, mostly on the left side of the neck. The work up is usually negative. But you should be... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Eczema?: It could be eczematous otitis externa. Ask your md if he could prescribe "dermotic" drops. But it is not for those who have a peanut allergy.
A member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Be seen: If you had a total thyroidectomy, this could be a sign of transient or permanent hypocalcemia (low calcium from disruption of your parathyroid glands... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Be seen: Lumps and bumps in the head and neck need to be evaluated as the possibilities are many. Your primary md is a good place to start or go straight to an... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
See your primary MD: See your primary very fast! step requires antibiotics, so the sooner you get in the sooner you can be treated!
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Yes it can, one can try anti inflammatory medication (aspirin or ibuprofen). But if it continues, see your doctor.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Inflammation: You most likely have a viral or bacterial sinus infection. Try simple things first like an over the counter saline sinus rinse. If your symptoms last ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: They are an absolute necessity for sudden sensorineural hearing loss. They are taken by mouth and injected through ear drum. They can also be very... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Laryngitis: One can start by keeping well hydrated, staying away from acidic foods, start an anti-acid medication like Prilosec (this protects your layrnx from an... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Headaches can be very complicated to address. So we try to start with the simple and obvious causes. If glasses were recommended, try them out and see... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Positional Verigo: You might have benign positional vertigo. See an ent. If you do, this can be easily treated with some maneuvers.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Be seen: Problems swallowing can be complicated to diagnose and treat. You should be seen to ensure there isn't a concerning reason.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes for an infection: It has an antibiotic and a steroid. Another one that is effective is ciprodex.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Right Dx!: The best solution for a sinus problem is to make sure it really is a sinus infection rather than allergies, other types of headaches, or just nasal co... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Nasal deformity: A crooked nose, bruising of the area between your eyes, significant nasal swelling, bleeding from the nose.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: First tinnitus is usually a result of some form of hearing loss or dysfunction. So if you have hearing loss then you are at risk for experiencing tinn... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Be seen: See an md that specializes in sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. You should be properly worked up which includes a sleep study and in your case a ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Swollen lymph node: You should be seen by your primary care doctor. It sounds like a swollen/inflamed/infected lymph node.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Migraine's can cause many different symptoms. They can cause tinnitus as well. It is usually due to a transient change in the cerebral blood flow.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Be seen: You might have either benign positional vertigo, labrynthitis, or meniere's. Its more likely one of the first two. Visit your local ENT and he/she can... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Inflammed lymph node: People often get an inflammed lymph node there that can result from a scalp infection/irritation or a poster sinus inflammation. These usually resolve... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Surgery: Usually an outpatient procedure that involves a midline incision. The cyst, it's tract, and the middle part of the hyoid bone are removed. (search the... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Other causes: He should probably be checked for mono.
A member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Vertigo: If by getting dizzy you mean the room spins around, then she should also be evaluated by an ent. She might have benign positional vertigo (bpv). This ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Tests: If the problem is hearing, we order a hearing test. If the problem is balance, there is an array of vestibular testing that we can order (vng or eng).... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Needs clarification: Infected tonsils and lymphoma are two completely different things (lymphoma is a type of cancer). Having said that, yes if one has an acute tonsilliti... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
None: Tonsil stones are usually not a sign of infection and won't likely respond to antibiotics. My patients usually will do something like use a water pick... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
OTC meds: You are likely allergic to dust...You can try allegra, claritin, or zyrtec. Try and take one of them 30 min to an hour before vacuuming. Your doctor c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes, but: Yes but the overwhelming majority of thyroid cancers (are papillary thyroid cancer) which has very good 20 year survival rate and are not really life... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Unlikely: Recurrent sore throats is not a common or likely side affect of thyroidectomy. If let your surgeon know and if he is not concerned (depending on your ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: If the nasal congestion is not very troublesome, i often start my patients on a nasal steroid spray. This shrinks the turbinates (sides of the nose) o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Reflux: This sounds very much like reflux and it is significant. I recommend you see a GI physician or a general surgeon who dose egd's (looking down your eso... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Its considered the standard of care.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Too many!: There are a plethora of causes for irregular heartbeat! that is why there is a whole specialty that is devoted to finding out the cause(cardiology) be... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Nasal obstruction : There are two common causes of nasal obstruction. 1. Deviated septum 2. Turbinate hypertrophy. They usually occur together. There are other causes lik... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Find the cause: Ear pain can caused by many different things. The best way to cure the ear ache is to make sure you are treating the right cause. I often have patient... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Food: If you have no symptoms (pain) then thus is likely a tonsil stone which is food mixed with bacteria that have been trapped in the crypts (little caves... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Her Doctor: Each case of craniosyntosis is unique and challenging not only for the patient but for the medical team caring for the patient. This problem should b... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
See an ENT : If this a chronic problem you might have a deviated septum, turbinate hypertrophy, nasal polypp, or worse. If this just a temporary situation try suda... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Reflux: One of the most common reasons my patients complain of this symptom is acid reflux. A small bit of acid can come up when you lie flat and it causes sw... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Easy: Easiest way for you to find out is avoid gluten for a couple of weeks and see if your symptoms improve. Be seen by your primary care md if you don't g... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Possible cancer: Microcalcificstions an signal the presence of papillary thyroid cancer. Fna is the best way to biopsy nodules. Concern for fracturing the capsule (whi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Gargle: Try gargling with salt water.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Complicated: Yourcsins history seems too comicated for this forum by best advice is to see an experienced allergist as well as an ENT and get a good evaluation fro... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Hearing loss?: Tinnitus is usually associated by some kind of hearing loss. So the first thing for anyone who has ear ringing that wont go away is to be have a forma... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
See an ENT: The most likely problem is that you 4 year old is experiencing obstructive sleep apnea(usually to large tonsils and adenoids). All the symptoms and si... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Need more info: What color is it, how big is it, does it hurt, how long has been there? Theses questions and others need to be addressed before we can give you a mean... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes!: Be seen asap by an ent. This could be sudden hearing loss, which requires steroid treatment. If that's what you have the best treatment occurs when it... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Be seen.: Sinus pathology can expand the bone in this area. Also people with chronic sinus infections can have inflammation of the soft tissue overlaying the bo... Read More

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Aug 17, 2014
Very knowledgable and compassionate doctor who gives thoughtful answers, I love reading the answers Dr. Sigari is providing to the patients and I learn new things every time. Highly recommended ENT do...Read More
Jan 15, 2013
A truly exceptional and skilled surgeon and a great human-being. I highly recommend Dr. Sigari.
Nov 3, 2012
Very informative answers. Always quick to respond to patients. Definitely a great doctor!
HealthTap member
Thank you! This makes sense because I do have chronic sinusitis and a ct scan confirmed it more prominent in the right side. I had no idea this pain was associated with my sinuses! Thank you!!
HealthTap member
Thanks so much for answering so quickly! I always worry that my Dr. is going to judge me as a worry-wart, but the pain has persisted so it has kept me worried-with my history! Thanks again!!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I was kind of getting scared but this explained it really well because I have eczema and I recently just had a sinus infection. Thanks.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 2001MD

Awards

HealthTappy Award 2011 - Top Otolaryngologist (California)
HealthTappy Award 2011 - Most Compassionate Otolaryngologist (California)
Patient's Choice Award 2012 - California's Favorite Physician

Affiliations

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
American academy of otolaryngology - head & neck surgery
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