Specializing in Surgery for Pilonidal Disease
We are a specialized surgery center for patients with Pilonidal Disease. More than 150 people around the world visit our clinic in San Francisco each year for treatment and surgery.
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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.
Welcome to The Sternberg Clinic for Pilonidal Surgery in San Francisco, California
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Treating Pilonidal Disease
It’s not a ‘Cyst’
Pilonidal disease is often referred to as a ‘Pilonidal Cyst’, but that’s a misnomer
An Innovative Cure
Are you a candidate for Cleft Lift surgery to treat your Pilonidal Disease? Start here
New Patient? Start here
Patients often travel to our Clinic for surgery from near and far. Plan your visit right with these travel tips
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.
Meet our Office Staff
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,” something I had never heard of before. My first surgery was March of 2019. It wasn’t with the surgeon I had been referred to since he no longerContinue reading “‘He gave me hope when I had none’”
- ‘Never met a better doctor and I am a nurse’If you or a family member have been suffering from pilonidal disease and you are desperately searching for a solution you can stop looking and contact Dr. Sternberg. My son had two prior surgeries each making his condition worse. WeContinue reading “‘Never met a better doctor and I am a nurse’”
- ‘From start to finish, every step was flawless’We were given the diagnosis for pilonidal disease by our family physician for our child. We found Dr. Sternberg through the international pilonidal society platform. From start to finish, every step was flawless; Dr. Sternberg delivers the best and latestContinue reading “‘From start to finish, every step was flawless’”
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“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
Contact our San Francisco Office
To learn more about treating your Pilonidal Disease with surgery and the Cleft Lift procedure, contact our office staff for information or to schedule an appointment.
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Member of ASCRS, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation,
American College of Surgeons, and Pilonidal Support Alliance