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Augustine Salami, MD

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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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  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.8 out of 5 (164 ratings, 67 comments)

  • Apr 26, 2024

    Dr Salami

  • Apr 26, 2024

    I really like dr.salami, he found the issue and were in the process of making it permanent.

  • Apr 22, 2024

    I am quite pleased that I was directed to Dr Salami for my procedure.

  • Apr 21, 2024

    All staff and Dr Salami were beyond expectations

  • Apr 21, 2024


  • Apr 16, 2024

    All were outstanding, having surgery with DR Salami and have 100% confidence in him,no worries and all staff were polite, professional, and excellent as part of a team, living in Naples, this was my first experience outside of the NCH network and it has been a great experience, thank you

  • Apr 7, 2024

    My visit was very short but the staff was very helpful and Dr. Salami's nurse was very friendly and efficient.

  • Apr 2, 2024

    Everything went fine. It was on time very professional. Enjoyed the visit.

  • Apr 2, 2024

    I was really impressed about his knowledge of [ ]. I've seen a few gastric Doctors that had no clue what to do with me. We need more like him. He should be told about my experience.

  • Mar 29, 2024

    Dr. Salami is awesome!

  • Mar 23, 2024

    The Nurse who Weighed Me and Took Blood Pressure, List of Meds,etc, was very Friendly and Courteous and Calming, I forgot Her Name,

  • Mar 21, 2024

    Dr. Salami went above and beyond and truly listened to me. I have been through so many doctors who have dismissed my concerns as well as not understanding my disease. Dr. Salami not only understood but explained things I didn't know.

  • Mar 15, 2024

    Dr. Salami is an excellent physician with good listening skills. I highly recommend him.

  • Mar 9, 2024

    Look forward to seeing him again

  • Feb 25, 2024

    Dr m salami

  • Feb 24, 2024

    Always Dr Salami has been terrific. He even call me while I was in the emergency room the day after [ ] to reassure me he was looking at my blood work and had ordered [ ]. Feel very safe in his care

  • Feb 24, 2024

    I am grateful for Dr. Salami! I appreciated Dr. Salami giving me his nurse/assistants # so in case I develop any more PO issues I can get a message to him STAT instead of him finding out many hours+ of my emergent health situation in [ ].

  • Feb 20, 2024

    Dr Salami is a very respectful, intelligent and professional in the area of medicine/GI. He includes the patient in the conversation by asking many questions to understand the full details of the medical condition. I am so glad we found him.

  • Feb 16, 2024

    He is by far one of the greatest and most informative doctors I have ever seen

  • Feb 8, 2024

    Dr Salami is the best!

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