Dr. Richard Salter

Dr. William Richard Salter at Advanced OBGYN | Dallas M.D.

Meet Dr. Richard Salter

Dr. Salter was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Abilene Christian University and graduated Cum Laude in 1983,  graduated from Texas Tech Medical School 1988, and completed his residency at The University of Kentucky in 1992.

In the fall of 1992, he began his medical practice at a multi-specialty clinic in Texarkana, TX. After two years in Texarkana he and his wife decided to move to Dallas where he joined a large  Ob-Gyn group in 1995. In 2008 he, along with Dr. Bascom, formed Advanced OB-GYN Associates.

Dr. Salter is married, and he and his wife have three children. When not at the hospital or office, he and his family enjoy all outdoor activities, including running, snowboarding, scuba diving, tennis, and golf. He has been active in coaching his children’s youth basketball teams for several years.

Dr. Salter | Gynecologist & Obstetrician

Dr. Salter’s practice involves routine and high risk obstetrics, routine office gynecology, minimally invasive in-office gynecologic procedures, minimally invasive major and minor gynecologic surgeries, initial infertility evaluation and treatment, and early stage gynecologic cancer surgery.

Dr. Salter is a member of the Baylor Garland Family Practice Residency program and helps train and educate Family Practice residents in obstetrics and gynecology. He frequently speaks at national medical meetings on his expertise in minimally invasive procedures (Her Option cryo-endometrial ablation, Essure Hysteroscopic permanent contraception, and MiniArc TVT for urinary incontinence) and assists in training physicians in these procedures.

Dr. Salter is also a national instructor, proctor, and speaker for Intuitive Surgical and the da Vinci Surgical Robotic system, and one of the first Dallas gynecologists to use the system for the majority of all his gynecologic surgery.

Dr. Salter is frequently interviewed by the local Dallas-Ft. Worth area TV news and print media where he is asked to discuss women’s health care issues, trends, and new technology. Recently, Dr. Salter was named to the Top Ten List of OB-GYN in the Dallas Area for the fifth straight year in a row.

Community Service

Dr. Salter is an active member of his community, serving on the board and as a volunteer physician with numerous programs for the poor, disadvantaged, and disenfranchised in several areas of Dallas.

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand

Brother Bill’s is a faith-based nonprofit organization that helps West Dallas provide better lives for people by nourishing mind, body and soul for over 70 years. Dr. Salter is a volunteer physician at the clinic, working there 1-2 days a month.

Learn more information about Brother Bill’s Clinic and find out how you can get involved.

Christ’s Family Clinic

Dr. Salter is a also a frequent volunteer physician at Christ’s Family Clinic in Dallas, which provides medical care for patients who don’t have access to medical care, or can’t qualify for financial assistance in paying for their medical care.

Learn more information about Christ’s Family Clinic and find out how you can get involved.

Berkner High School

Dr. Salter spent a day at Berkner High School to discuss the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System with a group of over 300 pre-healthcare and technology students.  He was able to show how them how the robotic system is used to help gynecology patients have a faster recovery from surgery. Having a demonstration robotic system there, some of the students were able to sit down and experience the robot and feel how easy the system is to use.

Highland Park High School

Dr. Salter took the da Vinci robotic surgical system to the Highland Park High School Science Festival to show students how the robotic system is used for surgery. He discussed with  students interested in medicine as a career how to channel their interests to benefit people in the future. They also discussed the history of robotic surgery, how the robotic system is currently used in different surgical specialties, and the future of robotic surgery. At the end of each session, the students had the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with the robotic system and try using some of the virtual training programs on the robot’s computer simulator.

Mission Trips

Dr. Salter has partnered with Predisan, a Honduran based Christian healthcare organization, since 2008. They provide healthcare to individuals who cannot otherwise access it; primarily the individuals  in Catacamas, Honduras and the surrounding mountainous regions of eastern Honduras.

Prior to going to Honduras, Dr. Salter and his wife were involved in several mission trips to Antigua, Guatemala, spending as much as a week each summer providing medical care to people of Antigua and the surrounding mountainous regions.

To view pictures of the mission trips, click here, or to learn more about Predisan, www.Predisan.org.

Dr. Salter, as Seen on the Popular TV Show ”Top Docs of DFW”

Dr. Salter is frequently interviewed by the local Dallas / Ft. Worth area TV news and print media, where he is asked to discuss women’s health care issues, trends, and new technology. Here he talks about the process and procedure for treating a patient experiencing severe problems with pelvic pain and fibroid tumors. We hear Wanda’s story about her experience as a patient of Dr. Salter and how he helped change her life.

Rising Popularity of the Essure Permanent Birth Control Method

“Economy Sends Permanent Birth Control Numbers Up”. The cost of having children has lead many to look for a safe and effective brith control like the Essure procedure instead of a vasectomy.

Essure Birth Control Procedure

The first FDA-approved procedure that replaces tubal ligation. The 10 minute procedure happens at our office with local anesthesia; 3 months later no birth control is needed.

Her Option Procedure – A Procedure for Women with Heavy Menstral Cycles

This is an FDA-approved in-office ablation procedure that freezes the uterine lining. It takes 30 minutes.