Get your Pilonidal Disease treated by an expert

You would think that surgeons would be more willing to refer when they’re out of their comfort zone Andrew is a college student who aspires to be a doctor.  Hours of study made the pilonidal abscess that he had since his mid-teens pretty unbearable.  He met with a local surgeon who seemed fairly confident thatContinue reading “Get your Pilonidal Disease treated by an expert”

Surgeons, Don’t Do That. Please!

Lori is a vibrant woman in her 20s who lives in the Southwest of the United Sates.  In her late teens she began to develop Pilonidal Disease.  Abscesses would flare a few times a year.  They would swell, pop, and drain.  She never needed to go to an emergency room or an urgent care toContinue reading “Surgeons, Don’t Do That. Please!”

‘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 was in denial of the risk of complication from standard treatments and surgical procedures. The surgeriesContinue reading “‘Dr. Sternberg basically saved my life’”

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”

My Senior Year of College was Ruined by a Bad Operation for my Pilonidal Cyst

I feel that we doctors are in a rut when it comes to the care of pilonidal problems.  ER, Urgent Care, Pediatricians, Dermatologists, and Internists often have a tough time making the diagnosis and even a more difficult time directing the proper path for treatment.  More concerning is that many surgeons who ultimately treat theContinue reading “My Senior Year of College was Ruined by a Bad Operation for my Pilonidal Cyst”