The Sternberg Clinic for Pilonidal Surgery

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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How to Become a Patient

Are you scheduling Pilonidal Surgery at The Sternberg Clinic? Follow these steps to become a patient.

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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. 

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’

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

An Innovative Cure

The Cleft Lift procedure has revolutionized Pilonidal Surgery

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

New Patient? Start here

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 tips


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

Listen to the full audio series

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

Patient Testimonials: The Blog

Read success stories from surgery patients

Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg and his staff

General and Colorectal Surgery

The Sternberg Clinic also performs general and colorectal surgery and general lumps and bumps. Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment. Read more.

Anorectal Disorders | Hemorrhoids | Lumps & Bumps

“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

Plan Your Visit

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.

Did Dr. Sternberg treat your pilonidal disease? Submit a Patient Testimonial

Appointment Hours

MonFriday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends: Closed

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Member of ASCRS, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation,
American College of Surgeons, and Pilonidal Support Alliance