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Augustine Salami, MD

4.7 out of 5 stars

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Augustine Salami, MD, is the Director of Interventional Endoscopy at Lee Health. He is thrilled to provide the latest therapeutic endoscopic procedures, devices, and technology to our patients in the Fort Myers area.

Dr. Salami's clinical interests encompass the application of advanced endoscopic techniques and interventions to diagnose, stage, treat and palliate a range of benign and malignant gastrointestinal disorders:

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy for complex gastric polyps resection via endoscopic mucosal resection or endoscopic submucosal dissection for lesions found on upper endoscopy.

Transoral incisionless fundoplication [TIF] for refractory reflux disease.

Endoscopic suturing for fistula closure.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography [ERCP] for choledocholithiasis, benign and malignant biliary strictures.

Therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), ERCP in surgically altered anatomy such as post whipple, Billroth I &II, Roux-en Y gastric bypass or other surgeries.

Cholangioscopy [Spyglass] to evaluate the bile duct for various indications.

Endoscopic ultrasound drainage of gallbladder for acute and chronic cholecystitis for patients when not surgical candidate for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Endoscopic ultrasound with fine-needle biopsy of pancreatic masses, gastric masses, submucosal gastric lesion, mediastinal lesions, retroperitoneal lesions, left adrenal gland, left kidney, spleen and other intra-abdominal lesions.

EUS for celiac plexus intervention (neurolysis for palliative of pain in pancreatic cancer, block for pain control in chronic pancreatitis).

EUS directed transgastric endoscopy [EDGE].

Anterograde and retrograde single balloon enteroscopy for small bowel bleed and lesions beyond the reach of the traditional EGD and colonoscopy.

Endoscopic suturing for reduction of gastric pouch and gastric outlet for patients who have regained weight following gastric bypass surgery.

Radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia as well as for gastric antral vascular ectasia [GAVE].

Cryotherapy for Barrett’s esophagus and gastrointestinal malignancy.

Management of postsurgical complications such as post bariatric surgical leaks, strictures or fistula.

Endoscopic ultrasound drainage of pancreatic fluid collection with pancreatic necrosectomy.

Endoscopic ultrasound gastrojejunostomy for benign and malignant gastric outlet obstruction.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy and stent placement for refractory esophageal strictures as well as malignant esophageal strictures.

Endoscopic resection of subepithelial gastric tumors including GIST, schwannomas and symptomatic lipomas.

Endoscopic full-thickness resection of gastrointestinal malignancy not amenable to surgical resection.

Colonoscopy for complex colon polyps with resection via endoscopic mucosal resection [EMR] or endoscopic submucosal dissection [ESD].

Difficult /incomplete colonoscopy.

Peroral endoscopic myotomy [POEM]  for achalasia.

Zenker's peroral endoscopic myotomy [Z POEM] for treatment of Zenker's diverticulum.

Gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy [G POEM] for refractory gastroparesis.

Endoscopic myotomy for symptomatic cricopharyngeal bar [C-POEM].

Meet the Doctor

Education & Training

Medical School:

University of Benin, Nigeria


Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit


Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit
G.I. Associates, St Luke's Hospital, Milwaukee

Board Certification(s):

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Patient Reviews

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  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.6out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.6out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.6out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.7 out of 5 (146 ratings, 56 comments)

  • Nov 10, 2023

    All were exceptional

  • Nov 5, 2023

    Awesome doctor

  • Nov 2, 2023

    Everyone was great.

  • Oct 27, 2023

    Everything in my involvement with Dr. Salami, and all of the staff at the hospital was absolutely incredible. Everything is very clearly defined and explained beforehand and if I have any questions they aren't very quick with the response. The care was comfort ing, careful, efficient, and effective the follow up was excellent. Dr. Salami called me at home twice once on a [ ], leaving me wondering if he ever has any time he takes off! I already have a scheduled new appointment to resolve the issues that were discovered in my first procedure. That was arranged within 24 hours of our last conversation and it will be on [ ]. I really appreciate the fact that Dr. Salami has contacted my oncologist Dr. [ ] to update him regarding the outcome of my visit and the [ ] that he performed. Next week I'll have an [ ] to determine the [ ] and that will be shared with Dr. Salami so he will have an idea of the depth of it when he sees me.

  • Oct 27, 2023

    Dr. Salami is excellent in explaining my medical findings and very courteous. I would recommend him very highly.

  • Oct 27, 2023

    Dr Salami was very comforting and also has a good sense of humor.

  • Oct 27, 2023

    Every one in the office and Dr Salami was very nice

  • Oct 25, 2023

    Dr Salami is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He is pleasant and has exceptional communication skills. And a great smile!

  • Oct 7, 2023

    All of the staff were excellent my nurse Roslyn very reassuring and Dr Salami was exceptional

  • Sep 29, 2023

    Excellent doctor excellent staff very friendly explaining everything

  • Sep 29, 2023

    I was extremely impressed with Dr Salami's patients as my case has been very difficult for a few years now, and all the other doctors just seem to give up. I would just love to be able to lead a normal life again. The last 5 years have been a nightmare.

  • Sep 23, 2023

    Everyone was wonderful

  • Jul 28, 2023

    No complaints! Everyone was very nice.

  • Jul 28, 2023

    Dr. Salami and his MA are wonderful !!!! Professional and really care for the patient. I walked out of my exam with the BIG Wow on my face. I do believe I am in the right place when it comes to Dr. Salami.

  • Jul 21, 2023

    Staff and Dr were very helpful and polite very Pleased

  • Jul 21, 2023

    As a new patient with Doctor Salami I was immediately impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. I left feeling I was in competent hands.

  • Jul 7, 2023

    I had a very informative visit with Dr. Salami. He has good bedside manners and explained everything very well. I would recommend him to others!

  • Jul 7, 2023

    Rosalyn is the best! Very helpful

  • Jun 27, 2023

    Very good

  • Jun 23, 2023

    The Dr gave me hope to feel better

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