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Desert Vein and Vascular Institute
71780 San Jacinto Drive, Building I Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Dr Sivia Dr. Makku Sivia
Dr Yu Dr. Sonny Yu
  Facility Information   Physician's Background

At Desert Vein & Vascular Institute in Rancho Mirage, CA, Dr. Sivia and Dr. Yu focus on vein disorders. This allows them to spend all of their time perfecting the diagnosis and treatment of venous insufficiency, also known as venous disease. With every case, they add to their collective venous experience, knowledge and skills. This enables everyone at DVVI to remain at the forefront of vein care so that we can continue providing the best possible results and outcomes.

Dr. Sivia and Dr. Yu are Coachella Valley’s only full-time, board-certified vascular surgeons specializing exclusively in treating your varicose vein disease. They have treated hundreds of local patients and visitors to the Palm Springs area and guided them on their road to recovery from vein disease. They have always used the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques.

Reputations for top-quality treatment and results patients love.

Dr. Sivia and Dr. Yu are trusted by both Palm Springs area physicians as well as by hundreds of satisfied patients for providing leading-edge, highly skilled care. Together, they’re building one of the area’s premier centers of vein care excellence.

Dr. Makku Sivia

Dr. Makku Sivia was born in Oakland, California. He is board-certified in vascular surgery and moved to the Palm Springs area in 2012. Dr. Sivia treats disorders of circulation as well as venous disease. He has been a presenter at national vascular conferences and has published articles in medical journals about vascular disease. He and his wife live with their two daughters in Rancho Mirage.

Certification, Education and Professional Memberships


The American Board of Surgery specializing in Vascular Surgery
General Surgery and Vascular Surgery Resident at SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of South Florida

Eisenhower Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center, and JFK Memorial Hospital

American Medical Association
Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
Society for Vascular Surgery


Dr. Sonny Yu

Dr. Sonny Yu was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is board-certified in both vascular surgery and general surgery. He now has nearly a decade of experience in his profession. He has been a presenter at national vein & vascular conferences and has published articles in medical journals about general surgery and vascular surgery. He and his wife live in Palm Desert with their two children.

Certification, Education and Professional Memberships
Board-Certified: Vascular Surgery

Board-Certified: General Surgery

Residency: Penn State University

MD: American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles

BA: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Fellowship: Scripps Clinic – UCSD

Internship/Residency/Chief Surgical Resident: Pennsylvania State University Medical Center, Hershey, PA

The American University, St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Section Chief of vascular surgery at Eisenhower Medical Center, on staff at Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital.

American Medical Association
American Board of Surgery
Licensed as an X-ray Supervisor and Operator in Fluoroscopy.


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Desert Vein & Vascular Institute serves: Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Twentynine Palms and Cathedral City.