Dr. Farhad Sigari

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Marina Del Rey, CA
22 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

Thursday: 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.

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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 member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Polyps: Inflammatory polyps can respond to a steroid base spray (decrease in size) but it is not often that they will disappear completely b/c the polyp is us... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
HPV: Although i agree with the other answers, in the last 5-10 years hpv has become a major contributor to throat cancer. Throat cancer related to hpv can ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Not likely: Although acid reflux can go up all the way to your sinuses, causing chronic irritation of the sinus lining and eustachian tube dysfunction, headache i... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Reflux: Most likely reflux. Along with taking a ppi (prilosec otc - take 1 hours before meal). You should try do the following. Keep your portions small. Do n... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Painful: Parotitis is the inflammation of the parotid gland. It is usually caused by dehydration and sometimes salivar gland stones. Patients experience swelli... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Rx nasal sprays: There are two types of rx sprays you can take. Both have very little systemic side effects. Nasal steroids sprays (flonase, rhinocourt, nasonex, (mome... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
A good history: Often the diagnosis of sinusitis can be reached by getting a detailed history from the patient. Sometimes when the history is not clear an ear, nose, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Saline Rinse: A great remedy is to start a saline rinse. There are many out there different types available otc (neilmed sinus rinse). This will help remove the irr... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Multiple reasons: It could be many things, from muscle tension, a problem with your cervical discs ( discs in your neck), or even a neurological problem. I tell most pa... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Be seen: Although, it could be sleep apnea, patients with cardiac failure are not able to lie flat because their heart can not pump the fluids away from their ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Should be seen: Sever pain in any part of the body is concerning and should be checked out. Pain on the temporal area can come from an ear infection, a problem with y... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Great Question: People who are interested in medicine often have a tough time learning more about what it takes to be a doctor. Start with your family doctor or ped (... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Be seen: If children have a persistent or rising fever despite being adequately treated with tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofin - it requires a visit to the... Read More
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A 75-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Reflux?: Complaints like this can be very well related to reflux. When you lie flat, the acid can come up into your throat. This can cause a cough, phlegm, and... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Fingers First: The best way to stop most nosebleeds is to sit up or stand, lean slightly forward, and then pinch the fleshy part of your nose with your fingers on bo... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Yes!!: This is a classic presentation of tmj. For these types of patients i recommend soft foods, warm compress to the affected side, mouth guard if they gri... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
It can: If severe enough if can encroach on other structures of the nasal cavity and cause significant headaches. I have had numerous patients with headaches ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Laryngologist: When the rln is injured, the vocal cord is paralyzed. Be seen by a laryngologist if you havent already. Some injections (dermal fillers) can be done t... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Pressure: Sinus pain often occurs because there is inflammation that lead to swelling of the nasal anatomy. Often there is my enough space for this swelling and... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Possibly: What people in your situation have is severe congestion due to inflamed turbinates. There is an office procedure that can be done to help you breath b... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Cysts in the Sinuses: What you are describing is cyst in the sphenoid sinus. The most common sinus cyst is a mucus retention cyst. These are usually not concerning (benign)... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Tonsil: The current practice guidelines for tonsillectomy are for when the patient has 3 infections a year for 3 years in a row, 5 in 2 years, or 7 in one yea... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Dizziness: Inner ear infections can cause vertigo (these are usually viral and resolve over a couple of days). Middle ear infections (fluid behind the ear drum) ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
For some people: Some B12 combinations have helped some people (arches tinnitus relief formula). It wont hurt to try it. Riboflavanoids have helped some people as well... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: When there is a nodule that is suspicious for malignancy (fna), i always counsel the patients preop for a total thyroidectomy. However, we usually ge... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Maximize OTC meds: Often even in cases where antibiotics are necessary, we can alleviate the annoying symptoms of sinusitis with otc meds. A very useful regimen is using... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Could be anything: Could be any reason...But it is not uncommon for people to experience muscle aches when they are dealing with a viral infection very to similar to the... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
No Qtips!: First and foremost, dont use qtips! the skin in your ear canal grows towards the opening. As it does, it takes the wax and any debri out with it. When... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Yes!: Absolutely..Please let your treating physician know asap.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Likely Not: Loud snoring, bothersome in itself, can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (osa). Osa has been shown to have significant affects on quality of life ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Easy things 1st: The most effective things anyone can do are sun protection (sun block - SPF 15 and above), moisturizer, avoiding smoking, and appropriate clensing. Do... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Very: Very common, more common in females than males. Majority are benign.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: My experience is that for the people's who have a significantly deviated septum, surgery when done right works great. Patients who have this surgery u... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Mucocele: Sometimes trauma to the oral mucosa can cause you a small cyst like structure underneath. If it is small and not bothersome, continue to observe it. I... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 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
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Swollen lymph node: You should be seen by your primary care doctor. It sounds like a swollen/inflamed/infected lymph node.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: Yes it can, one can try anti inflammatory medication (aspirin or ibuprofen). But if it continues, see your doctor.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 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
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 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
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 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
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Other causes: He should probably be checked for mono.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
In your throat!: Your digestive tract and respiratory tract are very connected. You eat and breath through your mouth :). Significant problems in you upper GI tract (e... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 22 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
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Testimonials
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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!!
HealthTap member
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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