I was never able to find a case like mine

For four years I dealt with a pilonidal abscess. I was never able to find a case like mine, four little pits and nothing else. I saw two different dermatologists, who both gave me steroid shots and told me I would need surgery that had a 30% recurrence rate and that I’d never look the same back there, before finding Dr. Sternberg. In all honesty, I wasn’t going to have surgery. I didn’t see the benefit of it unless I found a specialist in the field who was as close to certain as they could be that they could cure me.

Dr.Sternberg, and his staff, made me comfortable and confident in my decision to get the cleft lift procedure. My surgery went well, my recovery overall went well but seemed a bit slower than others I had read about, and in a month I was back living in New York City going about my life. The thought alone of not having to worry about when, or if, my abscess is going to rupture made everything worth it.

I’m very grateful to have found Dr. Sternberg and learn from him what this disease actually is. I have documented my journey on TikTok and have helped many young women, like myself, learn more about this disease and how to advocate for help from top-tier specialists who have success in this field of medicine.

Thank you for everything Sternberg Clinic. You have no idea how much this has meant to me and my family.

— Jennifer

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