COVID-19 Update from Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg, President of The Sternberg Clinic

The Sternberg Clinic is open again!  We are doing all that we can to make this reopening safe and easy to navigate for patients and staff alike.  We’ve instituted carefully thought-out policies due to the pandemic.  There will be daily temperature checks of all staff, patients, and visitors.  We’ve spaced out our patient appointments so that the office is never crowded.  And, we’ve instituted state of the art sanitizing procedures including an industrial fogger to sanitize al difficult to clean places.  So, while the typical cadence of our practice is different than normal, it should still feel familiar and go smoothly.  Many of the changes that we have instituted are recommended by the Center for Disease Control.  In some instances, we have added more extensive safety efforts than are recommended.

So that you are prepared when you visit us, here are some of the safety measures that we are implementing.  As many of our patients do travel to us with friends and family members, please understand that we are required to limit traffic and visitors during this crisis.

Precautions for your and our safety:

  • We are spacing appointments so that you are likely to only encounter few if any other patients while visiting with us.
  • You must arrive with a mask and keep it on at all times.  Anyone who will not wear a mask will be required to leave.
  • Any patient 18 years or younger may be accompanied by only one family member.  Any additional family members must wait outside the building.
  • We ask that most scheduling questions or questions for our staff are conducted by email or phone to avoid close contact.  Please email us at
  • Patient’s and any accompanying family member permitted to stay in the office will require a temperature checked upon arrival and everyone will need to respond to a COVID exposure and symptom questionnaire.  If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 2 weeks you will not be allowed to enter the office or proceed with surgery.
  • Everyone will be required to sanitize her/his hands upon arrival.
  • Unfortunately, we will no longer have magazines in the waiting room.  We are required to create a low-touch environment.

We look forward to caring for you and will do our best to make these changes work.

If you live outside of the Bay Area and plan to travel to us, please download a PDF version of our Safety Precaution, sign and date, and email it back to us at

– All our best from The Sternberg Clinic’s staff

Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg and his staff

Meet Your Surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg

After many years performing major abdominal operations including open and laparoscopic resections for colon cancer, rectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, and Ulcerative colitis, I have chosen to concentrate my efforts in a few highly specialized areas of surgery where I feel I can make the greatest positive impact on patients.

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