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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Merab Boter has been practicing General Surgery since 1970. He has developed successful practices in many fields of General Surgery such as gastro-intestinal, hernia, gallbladder, trauma, general vascular and others. He is a board certified general surgeon and is a diplomat of The American Board of Surgery. He is also a member of the American College of Phlebology & American Society of General Surgeons.
  • Minimally invasive procedures have emerged in many fields of surgery in Europe and in America. Laparoscopic gall bladder 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 begin laparoscopic hernia repair in 1993. He shared his experience in laparoscopic hernia repair with other surgeons in the region and abroad.
  • Minimally invasive varicose vein surgery slowly began to appear in the US in the early 1990's. At that time only several surgeons in the entire country were attempting to implement these types of procedures.
  • In 1992, Dr. Boter performed his first minimally invasive varicose vein surgery, "stab-phlebectomy" and "PIN stripping" of the saphenous vein, which were done in the hospital. Operating room and hospital staff members, who had never seen or heard anything like this before, were surprised to see the patient was left scar less and painless. Since then, Dr. Boter has performed thousands of similar procedures. However, Dr. Boter was looking for something even more innovative, something that would not require a hospital operating room or general anesthesia.
  • The search for innovations continued. New types of local anesthesia allowed surgeons to perform varicose vein surge


  • Medical School - O.O. Bogomolets National Medical University
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, University Hospital, Residency in General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Russian