Understanding How Stopflo™ Works

Here at Understanding Women, we pride ourselves on empowering women to look and feel their best, inside and out. Dr. Sweeten has spent a lot of her energy, time, and unique talents focused on coming up with, and providing premier quality-of-life procedures for women.

One we’d like to specifically talk about today is Stopflo™. Put simply, Stopflo™ is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive procedure that effectively reduces, and in many cases eliminates, a woman’s period. Also known as an endometrial ablation, it’s a one-time procedure that treats and permanently removes the endometrium, or the lining of a woman’s uterus. As mentioned, the whole procedure is minimally invasive, and can be performed under mild sedation within an hour, usually for the cost of insurance copay. This specific type of endometrial ablation can be a more positive experience overall for most women, as it’s a quick procedure that’s effective.

Stopflo™ uses radiofrequency to effectively treat endometrium. When compared to other strategies, such as taking hormones, using injectable contraceptives, or undergoing a full hysterectomy, it’s a much safer, simpler alternative, with a shorter recovery time. Many women have reclaimed a fantastic quality of life by ending their menstrual flow with this straightforward procedure.

Understanding How Stopflo Works

Suitable candidates for this endometrial ablation procedure include women who have an abnormally heavy or prolonged menstrual period, and who have completed childbearing. This type of endometrial ablation eliminates the endometrial lining, dramatically reducing or completely stopping menstrual bleeding in 90% of women.

If you’re ready to live without the inconvenience of a monthly menstrual cycle, Stopflo™ may be the right choice for you. Results may vary. Some women have no period after two cycles. In others, it can take up to 3-6 cycles until the results take full effect. The relief that comes from avoiding heavy and difficult periods can be very rewarding.

Setting up a consultation today is the best way to get started. Dr. Keri Sweeten is a board-certified gynecologist, who earned her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She founded Understanding Women in 2003 to provide a single place for women to come to receive care for their most critical and sensitive needs.

To book your consultation, please give us a call at 602.393.0661, or use our Contact Us page to get in touch. Today’s the day to improve your quality of life and take back control. We look forward to hearing from and assisting you.