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.
Learn more about Pilonidal Surgery in New York City
Welcome to The Sternberg Clinic for Pilonidal Surgery in San Francisco, California
COVID-19 Update from Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg, President of The Sternberg Clinic
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
- ‘I’m back to doing my daily activities again and even more’I honestly have no clue where to start. But long story short, the first time I started to notice my problem with Pilonidal Disease was back in December of 2018. Went to urgent care the next day and all theyContinue reading “‘I’m back to doing my daily activities again and even more’”
- Patient Prep: Traveling to San Francisco for Pilonidal care during COVID-19This has been a difficult eight months for all of us. The time has been particularly challenging for patients with Pilonidal Disease, particularly those who must to travel outside of their local medical community to find a surgeon who canContinue reading “Patient Prep: Traveling to San Francisco for Pilonidal care during COVID-19”
- ‘The “Guru” of pilonidal disease’Dr. Sternberg saved my son from years of problems and potential surgeries! He is an amazing doctor and we feel so fortunate to have been referred to him. My 16-year-old son had pilonidal disease and was treated at Urgent CareContinue reading “‘The “Guru” of pilonidal disease’”
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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