‘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 was 23 so I lived with the disease for 4-5 years). I had no idea whatContinue reading “‘I couldn’t believe that my life was back to normal’”

‘Highly effective’: Recommendation from a patient of 20 years

I 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 as comfortable as they could be, and highly effective. I would recommend Dr. Sternberg to anyoneContinue reading “‘Highly effective’: Recommendation from a patient of 20 years”

Thanks from a Cured High School Student

After our daughter endured three failed surgeries by other providers to treat her pilonidal disease and missed nearly a year of high school, we turned to Dr. Sternberg. Our daughter was so worried that a Cleft Lift would radically change her appearance, though when the removed bandages revealed a great outcome, she cried with joyContinue reading “Thanks from a Cured High School Student”

The Cleft Lift procedure is as good as it gets

I have a lot of gratitude for Dr. Sternberg and his team! I learned about pilonidal disease and surgeries online and found them dismal and not encouraging at all. It was gloomy to see that most surgeons would recommend a procedure which would have maybe a 50 percent success rate, with possible future surgeries inContinue reading “The Cleft Lift procedure is as good as it gets”

Liz’s Story: ‘No one should have to go through this’

We received a letter this month from a patient of The Sternberg Clinic who has successfully recovered from Pilonidal Disease after undergoing the Cleft Lift procedure at The Sternberg Clinic for Pilonidal Surgery. Read her story: What started off as something that seemed simple to correct, turned in to the worst experience of my life. Continue reading “Liz’s Story: ‘No one should have to go through this’”

A Mother’s Plea: Treating her Son’s Pilonidal Disease

I received an email in the recent past from a mother who told the story of her teen age son and the emotional toll his failed pilonidal treatments had taken on him and his family.  Bill went through high school dealing with the annoying drainage, smell, and embarrassing staining. After graduation, he wanted to beContinue reading “A Mother’s Plea: Treating her Son’s Pilonidal Disease”

Discovering the ‘Cleft Lift’

I had my pilonidal for several years before I found this website in my attempt to deal with the problem once and for all. Through this site, I discovered the “cleft lift” proceedure as pioneered by Dr. John Bascom of Oregon. I decided to call Dr. Bascom, and he referred me to San Francisco based surgeonContinue reading “Discovering the ‘Cleft Lift’”