Merab Boter, MD, a General Surgeon with Modern Vein & Laser Center

Get to know General Surgeon Dr. Merab Boter, who serves patients in New York. 

Dr. Boter has been practicing general surgery since 1970. With a passion for his profession, he has developed successful practices in many areas of his field, including gastrointestinal surgery, hernia repair surgery, gallbladder surgery, trauma surgery, and vascular surgery, among others. 

When minimally invasive procedures began emerging throughout Europe and the United States,  laparoscopic gallbladder removal was one of the first such procedures that started the “revolution in surgery” in the early 1990’s. Dr. Boter was the first to implement this procedure in his hospitals in 1991. Also, he was one of the first surgeons in the country to perform laparoscopic hernia repair in 1993 and ended up sharing his experience with other surgeons in the region and abroad.

However, at the time, he was looking for something even more innovative, something that would not require a hospital operating room or general anesthesia. As his search continued, new types of local anesthesia were introduced, allowing surgeons to perform varicose vein surgery in their offices. Another major step forward was the development of modern lasers and sophisticated ultrasound technology, allowing surgeons to perform minimally invasive (non-surgical) treatment of varicose veins at the office under local anesthesia. These lasers were approved by the FDA and most insurance companies began to cover such procedures in 2005.

It was that exact year that Dr. Boter founded Modern Vein & Laser Center in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. To this day, he remains dedicated to providing patients with vein care for both large varicose veins and spider veins. Some of the treatments utilized at the Center include endovenous laser therapy, endovenous radiofrequency therapy, microphlebectomy, foam sclerotherapy, liquid sclerotherapy, radiofrequency  therapy, intense pulsed light therapy, and many more. Patients are able to return to home or work ten minutes after the procedure is completed with no or minimal post-procedure discomfort.

Pertaining to the doctor’s educational background, he earned his medical degree from the Bogomolets National Medical University in Kiev, Ukraine. Upon relocating to the United States, he went on to complete his residency in general surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York. 

Before long, he became board-certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery, which is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge. He also attained membership status with the American College of Phlebology and the American Society of General Surgeons.

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. A general surgeon performs a wide range of abdominal surgeries for many forms of intestinal and abdominal wall neoplasms, gallbladder disease, gastric and pancreatic disease. They follow the patient through critical care and surgical recovery all the way to outpatient care. 

Learn more about Dr. Merab Boter:
Through his findatopdoc profile, or through Modern Vein & Laser Center,

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