Samuel L Oyer

Samuel L Oyer, MD

Division:
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Department:
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Call 434.243.9391
Primary Location:
Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery

2nd Floor, Suite 2200

415 Ray C. Hunt Dr.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Directions
Fax:
434.244.7512
Secondary Locations:
Expertise
ABMS Certification:
Otolaryngology
Clinical Practice:
Basal Cell Carcinoma, Skin Cancer, Deviated Septum (Septoplasty), Bell's Palsy, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Facial Plastics Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis Treatment
About
Title:
Associate Professor
Biography

Sam Oyer, MD, FACS is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He provides cosmetic and reconstructive treatments of the face and neck in all age groups ranging from minimally invasive, in-office treatments to extensive reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic treatments Dr. Oyer offers include Botox, dermal filler and PRP injections along with surgical treatments for facial aging, including brow lift, blepharoplasty, neck and face lift, and nose reshaping (rhinoplasty). The reconstructive treatments he performs include repair after skin cancer removal, scar revision, surgery to improve nasal breathing, facial repair after trauma and treatment for facial paralysis.

Dr. Oyer has a particular interest in facial paralysis treatment, including options for partial and complete paralysis. For some people, treatment may include minimially invasive in-office procedures or injections such as Botox to help with facial spasm. More significant spasm may be addressed with surgical procedures, such as selective facial neurectomy or myectomy. Others may need more involved surgical reconstruction to help with eye closure, nasal breathing and smile. Dr. Oyer performs nerve grafting, nerve transfer, temporalis tendon transfer and gracilis-free muscle transfer to restore dynamic smile function and improve symmetry whenever possible.

Dr. Oyer grew up in Indiana and completed undergraduate and medical school training at Indiana University. He received residency training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He completed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins University. Before joining UVA in 2020, Dr. Oyer practiced at MUSC for five years. His practice approach is to learn each patient’s unique circumstances and goals for treatment to develop an individualized treatment plan for each person.

Outside of work Dr. Oyer and his wife, Mary, enjoy hiking, cycling and kayaking. Dr. Oyer also plays piano and guitar.

Dr. Oyer shares his thoughts on facial paralysis in a Daily Progress article.

Education
Primary:
Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency:
Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowships:
Johns Hopkins Hospital
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