J. Abbott Byrd III, MD, FACS
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
Orthopedic SurgerySpine Surgery
Dr. Byrd is a Norfolk, Virginia native who graduated from Norfolk Christian High School in 1971 as the class salutatorian. He then attended the University of Richmond until 1974 graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. This was followed by four years at the Medical College of Virginia in the School of Medicine where he graduated with honors. Dr. Byrd then served two years in the general surgery program at Emory University Hospitals, followed by four years of orthopaedic training at Duke University Medical Center. His formal training was then completed in 1985 with a one year spinal surgery fellowship at the prestigious Twin Cities Scoliosis Center in Minneapolis.
Dr. Byrd served as Chief of Spinal Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at West Virginia University until 1987 when he returned to his home in Norfolk to practice spinal surgery as a board certified orthopaedic surgeon.
Spinal implant development has been a special interest of Dr. Byrd's since his fellowship days, and he is holder of numerous patents on implant devices as well as a developer of the Synergy Spinal Systems which is distributed worldwide to help patients with spinal problems. Dr. Byrd is well published and continues to publish and lecture both nationally and internationally on a yearly basis. In addition, Dr. Byrd is an active member of the Scoliosis Research Society and the North American Spinal Society, both of which are select societies dedicated to treating patients with spinal disorders.
Dr. Byrd specializes in the treatment of both the pediatric and adult patients with complex spinal problems such as degenerative and herniated lumbar and cervical disc disease, scoliosis, kyphosis as well as tumors and trauma of the spine. A large portion of Dr. Byrd's practice is devoted to patients that have continued pain following lumbar surgery and require further evaluation and treatment.
Medical College of Virginia in the School of Medicine
Emory University Hospitals
Duke University Medical Center
Twin Cities Scoliosis Center
Places of Care
- Hospital Affiliations
Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists230 Clearfield Avenue, Suite 124Virginia Beach, VA 23462Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists160 Kingsley LaneSuite 405Norfolk, VA 23505-4600The Smithfield Building6160 Kempsville Circle Suite 200BNorfolk, VA 23502-2200