Dr. Ryder one of few in Hampton Roads
to achieve Urogynecology subspecialty
By Kimberly A. Harris, RN, MSN, FNP
Dr. Rebecca Ryder of Gynecology Specialists in Chesapeake recently became one of the few doctors in Hampton Roads to receive the American Board of Medical Specialties certification for "Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery," also called Urogynecology.
Dr. Ryder took the first-ever board certification exam given statewide in June 2013 and was notified this week that she had passed. Five other Hampton Roads Gyn doctors also took the exam.
The certification means Dr. Ryder is now a subspecialist in Urogynecology. Although many women have never heard of this subspecialty, it focuses on the very common problems of pelvic floor relaxation and problems with the urinary or lower gastrointestinal system, including incontinence.
Because many of these organs are connected and are located in a very close area, problems with one organ or system often create problems with others.
After her residency, Dr. Ryder received additional training in Urogynecology at Duke University Medical Center and Eastern Virginia Medical School to achieve this subspecialty.
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