Just the Facts:
Understand what Pilonidal Disease is, and isn’t, in this medical explainer
Most doctors misdiagnose it as a “Pilonidal Cyst” and don’t treat patients properly as a result. If you’re reading this website, you are probably looking for a better way to treat your Pilonidal Disease. You’ve come to the right place. Read more in this medical explainer.
Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment: Read the Primer
How to Diagnose and Treat Pilonidal Disease
Treating patients with the Cleft Lift procedure.
Tips For Interviewing a Surgeon for treating Pilonidal Disease
A Pilonidal ‘Cyst’ is Not Really a Cyst. Dr. Sternberg explains.
Pilonidal Disease by the Numbers
Number of Patients Diagnosed
Conventional Surgeries Performed Annually
Patients with Reoccurring Disease
Failure rate of Conventional Surgery
A study of the previous 750 Cleft Lift surgeries at the Sternberg Clinic reveal only that only 6 patients required follow up repair
Our success rate is 99.93%
An Innovation in Care
The Cleft Lift Procedure: A Cure Through Better Engineering
The most modern and non-invasive method for treating patients of Pilonidal Disease
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg has perfected his method for treating Pilonidal Disease based on a procedure developed by two innovative surgeons in the 1970s. Their method of non-invasive surgery revolutionized the medical community’s treatment of Pilonidal Disease, helping patients address, and quickly recover from this sometimes debilitating disease.
- Short healing cycle
- Low reoccurrence rate
- Outpatient surgery
Read success stories from surgery patients
- ‘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 wasContinue reading “‘I couldn’t believe that my life was back to normal’”
- ‘Highly effective’: Recommendation from a patient of 20 yearsI 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 asContinue reading “‘Highly effective’: Recommendation from a patient of 20 years”
- Thanks from a Cured High School StudentAfter 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 changeContinue reading “Thanks from a Cured High School Student”
More Articles on Pilonidal Disease
Read about how, and how not to manage living with Pilonidal Disease
Have you ever heard of pilonidal disease. Until you or someone you know suffers from it, you probably haven’t. Well… read on.
Pilonidal Disease is often misdiagnosed with improper treatments and ineffective surgeries.
What’s that bump on my tailbone that my doctor just called a cyst? Is it tailbone pain? Is it an infection? Was I born with it? Do I need surgery?”
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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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