Memorial Physician Earns Board Certification in Female Pelvic Medicine

(October 14, 2014) – David Byck, M.D., FACOG, has become one of the first physicians in Savannah to earn a new certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). He is now board certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, an accreditation that fewer than 1,000 physicians in the U.S. have earned since it was introduced in 2013.

ABOG requires physicians to complete three years of specialized training and pass written and oral examinations in order to earn board certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Senior physicians such as Byck, who has been practicing for nearly 25 years, may demonstrate competency and pass the exams to earn the new board certification. Female pelvic medicine offers surgical and non-surgical treatment for pelvic floor disorders, which includes pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, and pelvic pain. 

Byck is an obstetrician/gynecologist in practice at Memorial Health University Physicians’ Provident OB/GYN Associates. The practice has five offices in Savannah, Wilmington Island, Richmond Hill, Rincon, and Bluffton, South Carolina.

Byck, who serves as chairman of Memorial’s department of obstetrics and gynecology, completed his residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is associate professor for the Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah Campus, where he trains OB/GYN medical residents in the areas of incontinence and pelvic floor relaxation. In addition, Byck is published in peer-reviewed journals, and has made local, regional, and national presentations.

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