If you live in Hawaii, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines, or Malaysia and you’ve been diagnosed with a pilonidal cyst/disease and need surgery, or suspect that you have a pilonidal cyst/disease and may need surgery, where do you turn?
Many surgeons don’t think about the root cause of pilonidal cysts/disease, which is the deep cleft (the deep valley between one’s buttock cheeks). Often surgeons that do operate on pilonidal disease perform a wide excisional operation (where a large amount of tissue is removed) with a high recurrence rate and can make the disease worse. Since pilonidal disease is only an infection and it affects normal tissue, the removal of normal tissue is unnecessary. Pilonidal disease is an acquired infection (due to the deep cleft of affected individuals) and is not caused by a congenital cyst; hence, removing a large amount of normal tissue is not needed.
So, please don’t limit your search for a surgeon to your local region or country. Sticking with a local surgeon could set you back weeks, months, or years without proper treatment. Please search for the best surgical solution for pilonidal disease. The Cleft Lift Procedure is perhaps the best operation for pilonidal disease, and it should be curative. It’s far easier and less expensive to travel to San Francisco for an operation than to stay local and require months of wound care and an uncertain future.
“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
Read success stories from surgery patients
- ‘Thank you from the bottom of this mom’s heart’From the beginning of our first email to Dr. Sternberg to the weeks after surgery, the Sternberg clinic has been the most supportive and compassionate to our son. My son had been dealing with pilonidal disease for 2 years priorContinue reading “‘Thank you from the bottom of this mom’s heart’”
- ‘Dr. Sternberg basically saved my life’“Dr. Sternberg basically saved my life …” Those were the words of my very grateful 16-year-old son when he was healed after Dr. Sternberg performed the Cleft Lift operation. When my son was first diagnosed with pilonidal disease, I wasContinue reading “‘Dr. Sternberg basically saved my life’”
- After three failed surgeries…After three failed surgeries over a year and a half with other surgeons, Dr. Sternberg and his team were able resolve my pilonidal disease quickly and with minimal discomfort. Over a year later and there have been on further issuesContinue reading “After three failed surgeries…”
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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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