Dr. Maher Salam, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 44
  
Dr. Salam
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Bay Area Gastroenterology

282 Benedict Ave Ste D Norwalk, OH 44857

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(419) 663-8061

Dr. Maher Salam, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Norwalk, OH and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Salam has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases, and Liver Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Damascus / Faculty of Medicine medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities Fisher-Titus Medical Center and The Bellevue Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Salam to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Salam

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Salam treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Salam treats other conditions, please contact the office at (419) 663-8061.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Salam typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Esophageal Diseases
Heartburn
Nausea
Dysphagia
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Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases

Gallbladder/bile duct disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as gallstones, biliary atresia, and biliary cholangitis through procedures including medications, lithotripsy, and surgery.Compare with other Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases specialists.

Dr. Salam typically treats 77% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Cholelithiasis
Gallstones
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Biliary Atresia
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Salam typically treats 94% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Viral Hepatitis
Hepatitis C
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Salam typically treats 81% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Abdominal Disorders
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Ulcer
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Very High Frequency
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Dr. Salam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Salam accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Salam's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Salam

4.2

Based on 19 ratings

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Absolutely one of the nicest doctors I have ever met! His bedside manor is fantastic. I wish I went to him sooner!
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Great communication. I have seen Dr Salam for over a year, and have had liver ultrasound, liver biopsy, and many lab tests. He has explained all procedures and results thoroughly, and I would recommend him to anyone.
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My visit with Dr. Salam was very informative. My husband and I liked the way every so often he would ask if we had any questions. All details of the visit were explained so that we could understand. I would recommend this doctor.
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Kathy Lee Kempf in Norwalk, OH – Jan 24, 2019
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I'm sorry to say Dr. Salam seemed put off with me. He didn't seem to like me questioning his instructions. Although my visit was for a routine colonoscopy and endoscopy I had other issues that I needed addressed, and were not. He seemed to be so sure that my problem was "just my anatomy" and "nothing to worry about" then I was told to "go find another Dr. if I didn't like his explanation". So I did I am now 9 days post op of a Spigelian Hernia repair. No recommendations are coming from me.
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Susan MeMaster Bickley in Norwalk – Dec 14, 2018
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Previously a patient of Dr. Kaffity, Dr. Salam’s predecessor before his retirement, We found Dr. Salam to be very personable and very informative. He listend to and tried to answer all of our questions. After having a colonoscopy and an upper G.I. I was very pleased with the explanations of his findings and how thorough these were. I would recommend Dr. Salam without hesitation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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P. Atkinson in Sandusky, OH – Sep 19, 2018
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I've had pancreatitis for the last 4 years and have been to 8 or9 different gastroenterology specialist from Cleveland to Toledo and seen about 15+ doctors (including GI's). Dr. Salam is by far the best so far.He has been the only one that listens closely to what you have to say and questions/suggestions on forms of treatment you have. He has done 10+ procedures on me and has adapted his forms of treatment instead of trying the same thing over and expecting different results. Highly recommended.
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Shane Webb in Willard, Ohio – May 02, 2017
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After upper n lower scope I had more pain ....more complications than I had before he did them. I started having breathing complications.n spitting up black specs which He then blammed my bi polar dis. That I havent been on meds for 6yrs now. Then He gave me a pill that burnt my lips n woke up n cudnt catch my breathe. He replied thats what meds do ..dont take them.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Maher Salam, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Norwalk, OH and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Salam has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Fairview Hospital-Cleveland Clinic Healthcare System
Residency Hospital
2004
Fairview Hospital-Cleveland Clinic Healthcare System
Internship Hospital
1999
University of Damascus / Faculty of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Bay Area Gastroenterology

Norwalk Office282 Benedict Ave Ste D Norwalk, OH 44857
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Fisher-Titus Medical Center

Norwalk, OH

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

The Bellevue Hospital

Bellevue, OH

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

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