Dr. Kelly McCaffrey is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist with Affiliates in OB/GYN in Burlington, VT. She is committed to promoting women’s health, from childhood to adolescence and throughout adulthood. She is interested in the full spectrum of office gynecology, including comprehensive contraception counseling and menopausal management. She performs minimally invasive surgery, in addition to traditional laparoscopy.
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2014
University of Vermont College of Medicine, Residency, 2018
University of Vermont Medical Center
Hysterscopy, D&Cs, Hymenectomy, Diagnostic Laparoscopy or Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation
Hysteroscopy is a procedure that improves health by diagnosing and treating problems of the uterus in women of all ages. Hysteroscopy is performed using a thin tube that is inserted into the vagina to examine the cervix and inside of the uterus. This minimally invasive procedure allows the surgeon to simultaneously diagnose and treat issues such as uterine disorders, including abnormal bleeding, fibroids, polyps and potentially cancer.
A hymenectomy is a minor procedure to surgically remove or open the hymen. It is done for a variety of reasons, most of which have to do with the malformation of the hymen. This procedure is done for reasons of: Decreased comfort or pain experienced during sexual intercourse, absence of normal menstruation, which can cause the blood to back up into your vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, or your abdomen, a life-threatening condition, or severe abdominal pain during your periods.
Dilation and Curettage (D&C) is a procedure performed to remove tissue from inside of the uterus to provide samples for diagnosing or treating some uterine conditions including heavy vaginal bleeding, post-menopausal bleeding, and hyperplasia.
Laparoscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure performed in the abdomen and pelvis through small incisions with the aid of a camera. Laparoscopic procedures improve the health of a patient by diagnosing and treating gynecological disorders. Treatment procedures may include removal of abnormal tissue, lesions, or dissolving tissue adhesions.
A laparoscopic tubal ligation is a surgical procedure that creates permanent contraception, or sterilization. It is commonly referred to as having your “tubes tied.” The surgery blocks your fallopian tubes, preventing sperm from meeting egg, effectively preventing pregnancy.