Author Archives: Jeff Sternberg

So, you develop a symptomatic pilonidal “cyst” (really an abscess), or sinus and you see a local surgeon. The surgeon advises surgery. What operation does that surgeon recommend? This is a critical question for anybody with symptoms of pilonidal disease (often incorrectly called pilonidal cyst), as not all operations are equivalent, and many operations canContinue reading “Make the Cleft Lift Procedure Your First Choice of Surgery”

Pilonidal disease is a common condition affecting perhaps 1% of the young population in the United States.  Few medical practitioners appreciate the prevalence of this condition, and it is surprising how misunderstood this condition is by medical providers including surgeons. Way too many patients are having their condition improperly diagnosed.  Many urgent care providers, pediatricians,Continue reading “Underappreciated and Misunderstood”

Dr. Sternberg’s paper has been published in the Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery journal. The Cleft Lift procedure for pilonidal disease renamed as rotation and advancement flap procedure (RAF): Insights and technical tips for a successful outcome is available online here. Here is a note from Dr. Sternberg: In this paper I describe theContinue reading “Dr. Sternberg Paper Published”