Dr. Salyer continues to consult with fellow reconstructive surgeons in the U.S. and around the world on particularly challenging cases. His areas of special interest and expertise include cleft lip and palate repair, Apert’s Syndrome, Crouzon’s Syndrome, Goldenhar Syndrome, craniosynostoses, Treacher-Collins Syndrome, Pierre-Robin’s Syndrome, trauma that affects the craniofacial region of head and neck, and tumors of the head and neck.
In October, 2003, following more than a year of meticulous planning, Dr. Salyer led a team of more than fifty surgeons and medical personnel in an extraordinary procedure that successfully separated Ahmed and Mohamed Ibrahim, conjoined Egyptian twins. The team's success was celebrated around the world and received enormous media attention, including a front page story in the New York Times, and an hour devoted solely to the case on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
New Surgical Centers
In countries where public health-care systems are in place and costs can be roughly half of those in the United States, the quality of care at dedicated craniofacial centers is on par with the best patient care in the world. But in many other countries, medical facilities and overall patient care can be problematic. Yet regardless of the setting or the system, the challenge remains the same: doing the very best one can to make a difference, not on a grand scale, but with one patient and one precious life at a time.