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

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 review and sign the required paperwork.  Contact our office staff with questions. Email all documents to us at

Download and read the
Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP)

Print out and sign a
NPP Acknowledgement Form

Print out and sign a
Sunshine Act Notification

Print out and sign a
BMI Disclaimer

Review, initial, and sign
our Office Policies Form

Complete a Patient History Form

Please read our
COVID Regulations

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.

Patient Testimonials: The Blog

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