Study Title: Stellate Ganglion Blockade for the Management of Vasomotor Symptoms 
IRB Number: STU00203490 
PI Name: David R. Walega, MD, MSCI

This is a clinical research trial looking at a Stellate Ganglion Blockade (SGB) for the treatment of hot flashes. Participants are invited to join a research study involving hot flashes for post-menopausal women aged 40-70 years who have moderate to severe hot flashes.

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to:

  • Come for 5 visits over 7 months at Northwestern Medicine in downtown Chicago 
  • Complete quality of life questionnaires
  • Maintain a daily Hot Flash diary for 7 months
  • Receive a non-hormonal intervention utilizing a numbing medication

Participants will be paid for their participation.


Please complete the following questionnaire to help assess whether you might be eligible to participate in this study. If you are eligible for further screening, a research coordinator will contact you within the next few days.

For any questions or for more information on this study, please call (312) 472-6754 or see our website: https://www.nm.org/hotflash

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