Dr. William Byrd Total Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgeon


“I always ask my patients how their health impacts their quality of life.  This allows me to better understand them so that we can work together to formulate a custom treatment plan that best fits their individual needs.”

About Dr. William Byrd

Born in Morgantown, West Virginia, Dr. Byrd grew up in Virginia Beach after moving here when he was 2 years old.

The Norfolk Academy graduate returns to this area after earning his medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, his orthopaedic residency at Duke in Durham, NC and fellowship in adult reconstruction surgery at the Southern Joint Replacement Institute in Nashville, TN. He focuses his practice on hip and knee replacements.

At Norfolk Academy, Dr. Byrd was a scholar and an All-American pole vaulter. He continued his athletic and academic pursuits at Princeton University where he majored in Biology and served as captain of the varsity track team. The team earned Ivy League championships and Dr. Byrd was repeatedly named to the All-Ivy League decathlon, heptathlon and pole vaulting teams. Dr. Byrd says that he always wanted to be an orthopaedic surgeon and while a resident at Duke, he developed a passion for the intricacies of adult reconstruction surgery.

In his free time, Dr. Byrd enjoys hiking with his wife Rachel, spending time with his children Claire (age 3) and Jackson (age 2), boating, fishing, and hunting.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Sentara Virginia Beach Hospital, Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Princess Anne Ambulatory Surgery Center and BonSecours Ambulatory Surgery Center


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons




What Dr. Byrd’s Patients are Saying

Lora W.

"Dr. William Bryd changed my life !! I have been on crutches for three years and on another Doctors surgical schedule twice and canceled twice. Got on his schedule and 4 months later I'm walking with out crutches. My surgery went well. Thanking God for using him and his staff. The princess Anne hospital surgical staff are great!!!"

Mariann G.

"Was treated by Dr. Byrd for the first time recently and was pleasantly surprised to find him so warm, caring and compassionate. So happy to have been sent to him. We need more doctors like him!!"

Lorien R.

"Dr. Will Byrd is an excellent doctor. He is very well versed in knee injury and has been able to offer a variety of options to deal with my knee issues. He is positive, friendly, and makes me feel very comfortable with his explanations & treatment."

Ken W.

"This was my first visit to AOS to possibly find an answer to my problem of right hip pain and weakness in legs. I am optimistic at this point due to the professionalism of the people at the front desk when checking in, the radiology techs and my doctor William Byrd who did a thorough assessment and ordered more diagnostic tests to help in his plan of action for me. Sooo, now we wait. Overall, very satisfied with all staff especially Dr. William Byrd."

Robin O.

"Excellent Ortho Doctor's and staff. Very knowledgeable and caring folks. Thank you Dr. W. Byrd for the new hip"

Richard J.

"I was seen on time. Dr. Byrd asked specific questions and took the time to listen to my questions and answer them completely. I did not feel rushed and left convinced that he cared about my welfare and wanted to provide the best care possible for me."

John M.

"...I’m confident that Dr. Byrd and staff can assist you with your physical health issues. They explained every option and they were courteous enough to make sure that I understood them. I’m beyond satisfied and simply won’t let anyone else assist me. That good!!!"

Nancy H.

"Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists are absolutely the best! From before surgery to follow up after surgery, their attention is all about you, the patient . Dr. W. Byrd provided information that included PT when we first discussed surgery, 4 months prior to the date. By following this PT and faithfully doing my PT following surgery, my recovery has been wonderful. Another great touch is the weekly calls after surgery to check on me, asking if I had any questions or concerns. I highly recommend Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists!"

Top Conditions

Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip(Open PDF)

Arthritis of the Knee (Open PDF)

Shoulder Arthritis(Open PDF)

Top Treatments

Revision Total Joint Replacement

Anterior Hip Replacement(Open PDF)

Total Knee Replacement Surgery(Open PDF)

Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery (Open PDF)

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery(Open PDF)

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