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.
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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
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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 a gamer! Why does my butt hurt so bad?If you spend hours sitting in front of a computer monitor or TV screen playing video games, you’re at risk of developing a common pain in your butt crack better known in the medical community as Pilonidal Disease.
- ‘I couldn’t believe that my life was back to normal’I am a 24-year-old recovered patient from the Cleft Lift procedure. I first found out I had Pilonidal Disease when I was 19 and it was definitely some weird news to me (I got the Cleft Lift when I wasContinue reading “‘I couldn’t believe that my life was back to normal’”
- ‘Highly effective’: Recommendation from a patient of 20 yearsI have been a patient of Dr. Sternberg for roughly 20 years and always found him to be very professional, knowledgeable with a wonderful demeanor. This also goes for his office staff. All my procedures and treatments have been asContinue reading “‘Highly effective’: Recommendation from a patient of 20 years”
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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