Specializing in Surgery for Pilonidal Disease

We are a specialized surgical practice caring for patients with Pilonidal Disease and ano-rectal disorders.  More than 200 patients from around the US and the World visit The Sternberg Clinic each year for treatment and surgery.

Find resources for patients undergoing Pilonidal Surgery. Read more

About Us

The Sternberg Clinic in San Francisco

Helping patients around the globe overcome Pilonidal Disease

Jeffrey Sternberg, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is a highly skilled, board-certified surgeon best known for his innovative treatment of pilonidal disease (often incorrectly called a pilonidal cyst), a painful skin and tissue infection near the tailbone.

At The Sternberg Clinic in San Francisco, Dr. Sternberg has treated over 1,500 cases of pilonidal disease since 2000, and his surgical protocol known as the Cleft Lift procedure has cured nearly 100% of his patients from this common, but little known, disease. 

Profile

Meet your surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg

After many years performing major abdominal operations including open and laparoscopic resections for colon cancer, rectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, and Ulcerative colitis, I have chosen to concentrate my efforts in a few highly specialized areas of surgery where I feel I can make the greatest positive impact on patients.

Treatment

Treating Pilonidal Disease

Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg explains what Pilonidal Disease is, and isn’t

Pilonidal disease is often referred to as a ‘Pilonidal Cyst’, but that’s a misnomer

The Cleft Lift procedure has revolutionized Pilonidal Surgery

Are you a candidate for Cleft Lift surgery to treat your Pilonidal Disease? Start here

Tips

How to become a patient of The Sternberg Clinic

Patients often travel to our Clinic for surgery from near and far. Plan your visit right with these travel tops

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The Sternberg Clinic also performs general and colorectal surgery and general lumps and bumps.

Please contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment

Podcast

Pilonidal Podcast: Dr. Sternberg explores the disease in 3 min. or less.
Ep. 1: What is Pilonidal Disease?

Hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Founder of The Sternberg Clinic for Pilonidal Surgery in San Francisco, California

Patient Resources

“If you can travel to San Francisco to dine at a fine restaurant or see a show, you can certainly travel to San Francisco to improve your life!”Patient at The Sternberg Clinic

-Patient at The Sternberg Clinic

Patient Testimonials: The Blog

Read success stories from surgery patients

‘He gave me hope when I had none’
At the beginning of 2019, I was diagnosed with a "pilonidal cyst," …
‘Never met a better doctor and I am a nurse’
If you or a family member have been suffering from pilonidal disease …
‘From start to finish, every step was flawless’
We were given the diagnosis for pilonidal disease by our family physician …
‘I wish I discovered Dr. Sternberg sooner’
A few months ago, when I was perusing this website researching if …

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