How to become a patient of The Sternberg Clinic

At The Sternberg Clinic we treat patients with many colon and rectal issues. If you would like to become a patient of The Sternberg Clinic, please follow the instructions below.

Instructions for Non-Pilonidal Patients:

Please contact our office.

Instructions for Pilonidal Patients:

Every year, hundreds of patients from throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Mideast experience a successful lifetime cure for their pilonidal disease at The Sternberg Clinic.  Many have suffered for years and have endured many failed operations by other surgeons. Many have required care in wound clinics, wound vac therapy, bedrest, and weeks or months or years off of work or school.

The Sternberg Clinic is a unique surgical clinic that specializes in the care of complex pilonidal disease and wounds from prior failed operations.  We have a 99% initial cure rate on even the most complex of cases, and a 100% cure rate on the few patients that we have had to re-operate on.

Dr. Sternberg’s Cleft Lift procedure for pilonidal disease sets the ‘Gold Standard’ for a surgical cure.  In a single year, Dr. Sternberg performs more pilonidal operations than many surgeons will perform in a career of practice.

If you live within driving distance of San Francisco, please email us or call to schedule a consultation. If you live far away, please visit our section on Traveling for Surgery for more information and patient instructions.

New Patient Questionnaire

If you are a new patient at The Sternberg Clinic for Pilonidal Surgery, please read through our new-patient questions.

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.

Meet my Office Staff

Patient Testimonials: The Blog

Read success stories from surgery patients

Dr Sternberg earned my trust quickly
I'd had a horrific surgery for a pilonidal abscess 2 years prior …
I was able to go out and be active after a week
I had a pilonidal cyst for nearly two years (which lasted through …
I have found Dr. Sternberg to be as concerned with post surgery care, as he is with pre-surgery
Dr. Sternberg has performed three surgeries on me, two bowel resections and …
Living with an open wound since early in the pandemic
I’m 18 and from Seattle, Washington. When we went on lock-down in …

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