As many of you know, ABOG has provided “badges” highlighting specific subspecialty skills and for FPMRS our badge emphasizes minimally invasive surgery. The FPMRS badge allows members to demonstrate advanced skills to the public in a way that is simple, supportive and easily verified. In the upcoming year, AUGS will continue to actively disseminate to the patient community that FPMRS providers deliver high quality care that provides the full spectrum of care to the patient including evaluation, education to the patient and surgical/nonsurgical treatments for PFDs. We plan to update the “What is a Urogynecologist” patient fact sheet
as a resource for your patients and refining the AUGS tagline to differentiate board certified FPMRS providers. Many have inquired, as a board certified Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgeon do I need to obtain the MIGS designation? It was clearly not the intent of ABOG to have subspecialists also obtain this designation. It is not necessary for you to complete this FPD to call yourself a minimally invasive surgeon. If you continue to have questions and concerns about the MIGS FPD, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
so that we can address your concerns.