I had the cleft lift procedure from Dr. Sternberg in May of 2022 and I couldn’t be happier!
It has been approximately six months since the surgery, and I have not experienced a single flare-up. It feels as though I can finally embrace life again without any concerns or worries.
My experience with Dr. Sternberg and his team from the beginning was outstanding; everyone was kind and super responsive. At my first visit he took the time to sit down with me and explain the disease in a way that I had never understood before and we scheduled my surgery shortly thereafter.
I had four prior pilonidal surgeries and I was starting to lose hope as to when my life as a regular 20 yr old male will start. I was left with an open wound for months on end and my local surgeon in Canada told me to get another midline excision, even though it hadContinue reading “No Pain for First Time in Years”
In May 2022 I underwent surgery at a local office for my pilonidal condition in hopes that I would be fixed and recover quickly. Suffice it to say, that did not happen. Fast forward eight months later I was still dealing with an open wound that would not heal despite consistent visits to the doctorContinue reading “Gave Me My Life Back”
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 theContinue reading “I was never able to find a case like mine”
It is unfortunately all too uncommon to find a doctor like Doctor Sternberg these days, and at age 74, I speak from a lifetime of experience. The level of concern and interest he showed me, and his follow up and communication, should be the gold standard of care that medical professionals today should aspire toContinue reading “The kind of doctor that restores one’s faith in healthcare”
I cannot say enough praise for Dr. Sternberg and his team. My son has suffered from Pilonidal Disease for five years, since he was 17 years old. He had endured three surgeries which required years of “healing” from top wound care centers in our home state of Tennessee only to have the problem return. HeContinue reading “I prayed for years… and Dr. Sternberg was the answer”
It’s amazing how much discomfort you can learn to put up with. I had symptoms of pilonidal disease for 12 years, and had multiple unsuccessful “conventional excision” operations over a four year span starting in 2017. I declined a fourth, extremely invasive excision and was prepared to just manage the symptoms. Thankfully, my wife beganContinue reading “Quality of Life Post-op has been Fantastic”
I have suffered from Pilonidal Disease since December 2019, requiring multiple visits to the emergency room, urgent care, and ultimately, a failed excision surgery to remove the “cyst.” Pilonidal Disease and its standard treatments impacted every aspect of my health and lowered my overall quality of life. I could not exercise, working was burdensome, andContinue reading “A solution to my pilonidal problem seemed elusive”