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I’m a gamer! Why does my butt hurt so bad?

If you spend hours sitting in front of a computer monitor or TV screen playing video games, you’re at risk of developing a common pain in your butt crack better known in the medical community as Pilonidal Disease.

‘Dr. Sternberg is confident, kind and has great empathy for his patients struggling with Pilonidal Disease’

Our 19 year old son suffered for the years after a failed Pilonidal Surgery in San Diego. He was left with an open wound that required daily care, his quality of life was totally compromised, he had to leave University on theContinue reading “‘Dr. Sternberg is confident, kind and has great empathy for his patients struggling with Pilonidal Disease’”

‘The Cleft Lift procedure he performs is definitely at the cutting edge of his field’

Dr. Sternberg, without question, is one of the top experts (if not the best) in treating pilonidal disease in the world. Since my freshman year of high school, I repeatedly struggled to combat the seemingly undefeatable pilonidal disease. I first had surgeryContinue reading “‘The Cleft Lift procedure he performs is definitely at the cutting edge of his field’”

‘It was a perfect surgery’

Dr. Sternberg treated me for a very persistent pilonidal cyst 10 years ago. It was a perfect surgery and I have had no recurrence since that day. I have deep respect for Dr. Sternberg’s abilities and technique. – Anne R.

Liz’s Story: A patient testimonial

We received a letter from a patient of The Sternberg Clinic named Liz, who successfully recovered from Pilonidal Disease after multiple failed surgeries. Read Liz’s story.


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