How to Become a Patient

Are you scheduling Pilonidal Surgery at The Sternberg Clinic? Follow these steps to become a patient.

Step 1: Fill out the Questionnaire

Tell us about your current health condition, your medical history, and your personal background to help your surgeon and our office staff better serve you through the pre-op and post-operation stages of your treatment at The Sternberg Clinic.

Complete the Questionnaire

Read instruction on filling out the questionnaire

or contact our staff at info@thesternbergclinic.com

Step 2: Photograph your wound and send us photos

If you are traveling for surgery, help your surgeon better understand the location and condition of your Pilonidal Disease by photographing the wound area and emailing us photos. Please follow our specific guidelines for photographing this hard to reach area and submitting them to our office staff.

How to Submit Photos

Step 3: Complete the forms and paperwork

Work with our staff to submit any remaining paperwork required for your surgery such as a photo of the front and back of your insurance card and other patient history.

Patient History Form

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Pilonidal Surgery at The Sternberg Clinic

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. After performing hundreds of surgeries, Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg has achieved 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.

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Contact our San Francisco Office

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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Appointment Hours

MonFriday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends: Closed

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American College of Surgeons, and Pilonidal Support Alliance