Dr. Clifford started practicing as a solo practitioner at Affiliates in OB/GYN and has practiced general obstetrics and gynecology for 30 years. One of Dr. Clifford’s gynecologic specialties is minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Clifford is a Clinical Associate Professor at the UVM Medical Center and enjoys teaching both medical students and residents. He has been recognized with many teaching awards throughout the years and serves on the Women’s Quality Assurance Committee at UVM Medical Center.
University of Vermont College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1984
University of Vermont College of Medicine, Residency, 1988
Northwestern Medical Center
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, including decreased comfort or pain experienced during sexual intercourse, absence of normal menstruation, or severe abdominal pain during 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. The surgery blocks your fallopian tubes, preventing sperm from meeting egg, effectively preventing pregnancy.