Dr. Keri Sweeten

Keri Sweeten, M.D.

Dr. Keri Sweeten was one of the first surgeons in the Valley to perform the Novasure Endometrial Ablation and Posterior IVS vaginal suspension. She has also pioneered techniques in aesthetic surgeries that are both functional and cosmetic in nature. She is a board-certified gynecologist and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. She now dedicates her time to GYN-only to better provide care without long waits.

She is a national expert and leader in Essure permanent birth control, and Stop the Flow™ Endometrial Ablations and is affectionately known as the “Stop the Flow queen”. Dr. Sweeten has held academic positions at the University of Arizona and enjoyed teaching positions not only there but also at Cigna HealthCare and Banner Samaritan. She is published and a presenter of various lectures on the use of innovative technologies in medicine. Dr. Sweeten has actively pursued pertinent postgraduate training to provide the latest technology in her center. In 2004 she founded Understanding Women and Understanding Skin to concentrate on procedures that improve quality of life and self-esteem. Dr. Sweeten has been serving the healthcare needs of women in the greater Phoenix area for over 15 years. Her passion, driven by her commitment to leadership in women’s health and the relentless pursuit of excellence is to provide elite service for all. Women coming to Understanding Women know they will receive the best, most advanced treatments by certified, experienced professionals, all in a caring and friendly environment.


  • American and Arizona Medical Association        
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
  • American Association of Cosmetology Schools        
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Gynecologists
  • Arizona Private School Association                        
  • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
  • Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education
  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Phoenix OB/GYN Society, President 2007/08