About Dr. Jeffrey A Sternberg

Dr. Jeffrey A Sternberg, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Francisco, CA. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. Sternberg is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center - California Campus. Dr. Sternberg has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Jeffrey A Sternberg is Excellent. Dr. Jeffrey A Sternberg has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Jeffrey A Sternberg is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


77 Van Ness Ave Apt 302
San Francisco, CA 94102
(510) 763-2525

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Dr. Jeffrey A Sternberg has the following 2 specialties

  • Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

    Colorectal surgeons are doctors who perform surgery in order to correct problems with the anus, rectum or colon. These physicians perform colonoscopies, and other diagnostic procedures, in order to identify any issues that require surgical intervention. They then determine what type of surgical procedure would be best. The specialists also care for these patients post-operation to ensure proper healing and recovery.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Jeffrey A Sternberg has the following 16 expertise

  • Pilonidal Sinus
  • Anal Ulcer (Fissure in Ano)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Bowel Resection
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Diverticulosis
  • Rectal Pain
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Fistula
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Banding

Board Certifications

Dr. Jeffrey A Sternberg is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Best Surgeon for Pilonidal Disease

Dr. Sternberg is wonderful!!!! He is an excellent surgeon with the highest credentials, tremendous experience with pilonidal disease, and a heart of gold for his patients. My son has suffered from pilonidal disease for 6 1/2 years and had 4 previous failed surgeries. Three different surgeons (one operated on him 2x) insisted that the only means of healing a "pilonidal cyst" was open excision. They collectively removed increasing amounts of internal gluteal tissue and each surgery took months to heal from, would never remain healed, and the surgeons' responses were always that "the tract must not have been completely removed" so they needed to go back in and remove more tissue. We finally began searching for an expert surgeon for pilonidal disease anywhere in the United States. We would have traveled anywhere in the world. Through internet searching we found Dr. Sternberg and learned about the cleft lift procedure which has a higher than 97% cure rate with the first surgery. We decided to travel more than 2000 miles for Dr. Sternberg to operate on our son because of his credentials, his success with pilonidal disease over many years, and after discussing my son's medical history with him via the internet and over the phone. We had an appointment in his office the day before the surgery, talked with him both before and after the surgery the day of, and had another office appointment the day after surgery because he knew we would be very far away and he wanted to be sure that our son was doing well. He even called the evening of the surgery at our hotel to make sure that our son was doing well. In complete contrast to our experience with the other 3 surgeon's, Dr. Sternberg gave us detailed information on his website and in person on exactly what the cleft lift procedure is, why it is successful, why the open excision is not, and included pictures on his website of after-surgery patients' buttocks so that my son knew what he would look like post-surgery. Dr. Sternberg also made sure that we understood how to carry out our part of wound care - NONE of our other surgeons ever did this. He showed us a video of caring for the wound drain before surgery, had his nurse demonstrate it on our son after surgery, had a laminated card to look at to better understand the position of the drain in the wound, and demonstrated again at his office the next day. Another video of caring for the wound drain is on his website in case you need further instruction, and I did. Because this was my son's 5th surgery and we would be so far away, this was extremely important for us to be sure that we knew how to care for our son's recovering wound. I can not recommend this surgeon highly enough. Was it worth the cost of flights and hotel? YES!!!!! It is not just about the cost of 4 other surgeries, professional wound care centers, emergency room visits to lance abscesses, laser hair treatments (yes, a previous surgeon had us do that too) but the cost of the years that my son could not play intramural sports in college or swim because of open, draining, painful wounds that were caused by failed surgeries, and the embarrassment of a wound that constantly stained clothing and that none of his friends, peers or co-workers really understood. Traveling from the East to the West Coast for Dr. Sternberg was the best decision that we have made and we are only sorry that we didn't do it sooner. Thank you, Dr. Sternberg for giving our son his life back!\\

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Great Surgeon

Dr. Sternberg is an excellent surgeon. He is very knowledgeable, patient and very caring. He has excellent bedside manners, and is not one that rushes out as soon as he's done talking with you. He takes time to ask how you're feeling and if there was anything that concerns you.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Sternberg is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • University Of Chicago Division Of The Biological Sciences The Pritzker School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Jeffrey A Sternberg accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Jeffrey A Sternberg

Laparoscopic resection for Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, and Diverticular Disease. Recurrent Pilonidal Disease. Complex Anal Fistulas. Hemorrhoids. Anal Fissure.

Locations & Directions

TOGBA & FAN MDS, 77 Van Ness Ave Apt 302, San Francisco, CA
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