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Sam M. Salama, M.D., FACS

General Surgeon

General Surgery

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

He is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. This means his education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Salama attended the University of Washington where he earned a degree in Biology in 1986, his Medical Degree in 1990 and completed two years of General Surgery Residency in 1992. He completed another three years of General Surgery Residency at the Mary Imogene Basset Hospital, New York, an affiliate of Columbia University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgeons. American College of Surgeons Dr. Salama is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. This means his education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the American College of Surgeons. Practice History After private practice in Yakima, Dr. Salama opened his practice in Bellevue in 1997. He is on staff at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland and Swedish Hospital in Seattle.

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Accepts 5 Insurance Plans

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  • Aetna (all programs accepted)
  • First Choice Health Network (all programs accepted)
  • Premera Blue Cross (all programs accepted)
  • Regence Blue Shield (all programs accepted)
  • United Healthcare (all programs accepted)

Education

University of Washington
medical school
Columbia University & University of Washington
residency

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
Surgery, General

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Mass
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Altemeier Procedure
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Cerclage
  • Anal Dilation
  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Fistula Repair
  • Anal Incontinence Surgery
  • Anal Polyp
  • Anal Sphincterotomy
  • Anal Stenosis
  • Anal Ulcer
  • Aneurysm Of Descending Aorta
  • Aneurysm Of Renal Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Splenic Artery
  • Anomalies Of Diaphragm
  • Anorectal Abnormalities
  • Anorectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorectal Myectomy
  • Anoscopy
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Aortoiliac Obstruction
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendiceal Abscess
  • Appendiceal Carcinoid
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Arterial Embolism
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Thrombosis
  • Arteriovenous Graft
  • Arteriovenous Graft Occlusion
  • Asbestos Lung
  • Aspiration Breast Cyst
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Axillary Abscess
  • Axillary Cyst
  • Barrx
  • Below The Knee Amputation
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Benign Carcinoid Of Colon
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor Of Small Bowel
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Skin
  • Biopsy Chest Wall
  • Biopsy Diaphragm
  • Biopsy Of Lung
  • Bladder Fistula
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bowel Resection
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Atrophy
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Conservation
  • Breast Cyst
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Surgery
  • Bronchial Fistula Repair
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer Of Mediastinum
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Chest Wall Disorder
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholecystostomy
  • Claudication
  • Closure Of Diaphragmatic Fistula
  • Closure Of External Fistula Of Trachea
  • Cold Sensitivity Hands
  • Colectomy
  • Colitis
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Colon Stenting
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Colostomy
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Condylomata Acuminata
  • Congenital Hypoplasia Of Breast
  • Contusion Abdominal Wall
  • Contusion Of Breast
  • Contusion Of Chest Wall
  • Correction Of Pectus Deformity
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Cryoablation
  • Decortication Of Lung
  • Deep Thrombophlebitis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Delorme Procedure
  • Desmoid Tumors
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Dialysis Access
  • Dialysis Catheter
  • Diaphragm Pacemaker Procedure
  • Diaphragm Pacing
  • Diaphragmatic Disorders
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Tumor
  • Diastasis
  • Dissection Renal Artery
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Fistula
  • Duodenal Ulcer Surgery
  • Dysplasia Of Breast
  • Ectopic Calcification Xyphoid
  • Embolectomy
  • Empyema
  • Encysted Hydrocele
  • Endarterectomy
  • Endarterectomy Of Abdominal Artery
  • Endarterectomy Of Intracranial Artery
  • Endarterectomy Of Lower Limb Artery
  • Endarterectomy Of Upper Limb Artery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Enterovaginal Fistula
  • Enterovesical Fistula
  • Epidermoid Cysts
  • Er Positive Breast Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulectomy
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Myotomy
  • Esophageal Perforation
  • Esophageal Stenosis
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy
  • Excision Mole
  • Excision Of Bronchus
  • Excision Of Lesion
  • Exploratory Laparotomy
  • Exploratory Thoracotomy
  • Face Stitch Removal
  • Familial Aneurysmal Disease
  • Familial Polyposis
  • Family History Of Breast Cancer
  • Fasciitis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Of Thyroid
  • Fissurectomy
  • Fistula Enterocutaneous
  • Foreign Body Foot
  • Foreign Body In Anus And Rectum
  • Foreign Body In Esophagus
  • Foreign Body In Intestine And Colon
  • Foreign Body Trunk
  • Fracture Of Sternum
  • Frostbite
  • Frostbite Of Ear
  • Frostbite Of Face
  • Frostbite Of Finger
  • Frostbite Of Nose
  • Frostbite Of Toes
  • Fundoplication
  • Galactocele
  • Galactorrhea
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gangrene
  • Gastric Anomaly
  • Gastric Ulcer Surgery
  • Gastric Volvulus
  • Gastrin Secreting Tumor Of Pancreas
  • Gastroduodenal Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrojejunostomy
  • Glucagonoma
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hamartoma
  • Hamartoma Of Lung
  • Head Abscess
  • Head Cyst
  • Head Lump
  • Head Papilloma
  • Hematochezia
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidopexy Stapling
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoids With Complications
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Epigastric
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Hickman Catheter
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperhidrosis Surgery
  • Hyperplasia Of Renal Artery
  • Hyperplasia Of Renal Vein
  • Hypertrophy Of Breast
  • Hypopigmented Nipple Lesion
  • Hypoplasia Of Breast
  • Idiopathic Megacolon
  • Ileitis
  • Ileo-Anal Anastomosis
  • Ileo-Colonic Fistula
  • Ileoscopy
  • Ileostomy
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Incarcerated Hernia
  • Incision And Drainage Of Deep Pelvirectal Abscess
  • Incision And Drainage Of Perianal Abscess
  • Incision Drainage Abscess
  • Incision Of Anal Septum
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inclusion Cyst
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Injury To Spleen
  • Internal Hernia
  • Interruption Of Vena Cava
  • Interstitial Emphysema
  • Intestinal Artery Disease
  • Intestinal Infarction
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intra-Abdominal Cancer
  • Intraabdominal Cyst
  • Intussusception
  • Inverted Nipple
  • Ivc Occlusion
  • Keratin Cyst
  • Laceration
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection Of The Rectum
  • Laparoscopic Anterior Resection
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Prolapse Repair
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Leriche Syndrome
  • Ligation Of Bronchus
  • Ligation Of Internal Jugular Vein
  • Lipoma
  • Low Anterior Resection
  • Low Circulation In Fingers
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Contusion
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Lymphangiomas
  • Lymphedema
  • Lysis Of Adhesions
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
  • Malignant Effusion
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Esophagus
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Main Bronchus
  • Malignant Rectal Neoplasm
  • Mallory Weiss Tear
  • Malrotation Of Bowel
  • Mammary Duct Ectasia
  • Mammary Dysplasia
  • Mammogram
  • Mass On Trunk
  • Mastotomy
  • May-Thurner Syndrome
  • Mechanical Complication Of Gastrostomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mediastinal Abscess
  • Mediastinal Tumor
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mediports
  • Megacolon
  • Megarectum
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mesenteric Cyst
  • Mesenteric Mass
  • Mesenteric Vascular Disease
  • Mesh Removal
  • Mesothelioma
  • Metastatic Colon Cancer
  • Microcalcifications
  • Mile's Resection
  • Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Pulmonary Lobectomy
  • Mole Removal
  • Mondor's Disease
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery
  • Neck Papilloma
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Nipple Fissure
  • Nipple Lesion
  • Non-Healing Wound
  • Nontraumatic Hematoma Of Soft Tissue
  • Open Biopsy Of Bronchus
  • Open Biopsy Of Lesion Of Mediastinum
  • Open Biopsy Of Liver
  • Open Biopsy Of Lung
  • Open Wound Leg
  • Open Wound Of Finger
  • Open Wound Of Forearm
  • Open Wound Of Neck
  • Open Wound Of Scalp
  • Open Wound Of Shoulder
  • Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Mass
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Paronychia
  • Partial Colectomy
  • Partial Splenectomy
  • Pectus Carinatum
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Peptic Ulcer Surgery
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Perianal Haematoma
  • Peridiverticular Abscess
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Peritoneal Catheter
  • Peritonitis
  • Personal History Of Colonic Polyps
  • Pilar Cyst
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pleurx Catheter
  • Plication Of Emphysematous Bleb
  • Pneumothorax
  • Polypectomy
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Post Partum Mastitis
  • Postmastectomy Lymphedema Syndrome
  • Postphlebitic Syndrome
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Proctectomy
  • Proctitis
  • Proctocolectomy
  • Proctoplasty For Stenosis
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Prolapse Colostomy
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Pseudopolyposis Of Colon
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Pyogenic Granuloma
  • Quadrantectomy
  • Radial Artery Access
  • Radiation Proctitis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Fistula
  • Rectal Hemorrhage
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Polyp
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Rectus Sheath Hernia
  • Recurrent Colorectal Cancer
  • Recurrent Femoral Hernia
  • Recurrent Hernia
  • Reducible Hernia
  • Refashioning Of Colostomy
  • Regional Enteritis
  • Removal Anal Seton Marker
  • Removal Of Infected Abdominal Graft
  • Removal Of Infected Neck Graft
  • Renal Artery Dysplasia
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Renoportal Anastomosis Procedure
  • Repair Anal Fistula
  • Repair Laceration
  • Repair Of Anal Fistula With Fibrin Glue
  • Repair Of Aneurysm Abdominal Aorta
  • Repair Of Axiallary Brachial Aneurysm
  • Repair Of Carotid-Subclavian Aneurysm
  • Repair Of Diaphragm
  • Repair Of Intraabdominal Blood Vessel
  • Repair Of Neck Blood Vessel
  • Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Repair Of Popliteal Artery
  • Repair Of Rectal Prolapse
  • Repair Of Rectocele
  • Repair Of Rectourethral Fistula
  • Repair Of Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Repair Of Vaginoenteric Fistula
  • Repair Of Vertebral Artery
  • Repair Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Revision Of Colostomy
  • Revision Of Tracheostomy
  • Rib Fracture
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saddle Embolus
  • Saphenous Vein Ligation
  • Sclerotherapy For Varicose Veins
  • Second Degree Burn
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sequestrum Of Lung
  • Seton Placement
  • Severe Dysplasia Of Rectum
  • Sigmoid Volvulus
  • Sigmoidectomy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Lung Transplant
  • Skin Abscess
  • Sma Stenosis
  • Small Bowel Biopsy
  • Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Solesta
  • Sphincteroplasty
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spigelian Hernia
  • Spinal Mass
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Spleen Pain
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenic Anomalies
  • Splenic Artery Repair
  • Splenic Cyst
  • Splenic Disease
  • Splenic Infection
  • Splenic Injury
  • Splenomegaly
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Stenosis Vascular Graft
  • Stent Thrombosis
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Fistula
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stomal Hernia
  • Stricture Of Artery
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Subclavian Stenosis
  • Subcutaneous Lipomas
  • Subphrenic Abscess
  • Subtotal Colectomy
  • Superficial Phlebitis
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Stenosis
  • Surgical Treatment Crohns Disease
  • Surgical Treatment Of Regional Enteritis
  • Surgical Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis
  • Tension Pneumothorax
  • Third Degree Burn
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Thoracoplasty
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracostomy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thromboangiitis Obliterans
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thymus Disorders
  • Thyroid
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Toe Amputation
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tracheostomy
  • Transmetatarsal Amputation
  • Transrectal Drainage Of Pelvic Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Unna Boot
  • Urachal Cyst
  • Valvuloplasty Of Femoral Vein
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Access Surgery
  • Vascular Anomaly
  • Vascular Disorders Of Kidney
  • Vascular Insufficiency Of Intestine
  • Vascular Laser
  • Vein Ligation
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Stasis Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Volvulus Of Colon
  • Wound Therapy
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Professional Associations

Fellow, American College of Surgeons - Diplomat, American Board of Surgery
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Sam M. Salama practices at one location

Eastside Surgical Specialists
12911 120th Avenue Northeast
Suite F260

Kirkland, WA 98034
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish Edmonds
  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Issaquah