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Dr. Merab Boter, MD, Phlebology

Dr. Merab Boter, MD


2177 65th Street Second Floor Brooklyn NY, 11204



Dr. Merab Boter is a general surgeon practicing in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Merab Boter presently specializes in outpatient treatments of varicose veins. Formerly treating patients in all fields of general surgery for many years and pioneering laparoscopic surgery (a form of minimally invasive surgery), Dr. Boter developed a special interest in minimally invasive procedures for varicose veins disease, dating back to 1992. In its earlier stages, the focus of varicose vein disease management was Microphlebectomy – the removal of large varicose veins through small skin incisions. This was a popular surgical technique in Europe and once it began in the United States, patient interest and satisfaction were very high. As modern technologies evolved (lasers, ultrasound technology, modern local anesthesia), varicose veins no longer required in-hospital surgeries and these minimally invasive procedures could be comfortably and safely performed in physician offices.

Taking these developments in minimally invasive varicose vein surgery and combining it with a passion for treating varicose vein disease, Dr. Boter founded the Modern Vein and Laser Center in 2005. This Center, located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY is a state-of-the-art accredited facility which has treated thousands of patients using a variety of minimally invasive procedures and techniques. Dr. Boter remains on the cutting edge of using all modern technology to achieve the best outcome for his patients.


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Education and Training

Kiev A A Bogomolets/Ukrainian State Inst- Kiev- Ukraine 1970

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

Provider Details

Male English, Russian
Dr. Merab Boter, MD
Dr. Merab Boter, MD's Expert Contributions
  • Dr. Merab Boter - What Is General Surgery?

    What Is General Surgery?General surgery consists of the treatment for the preoperative, operative, and postoperative management patients who are suffering a wide range of diseases. This may require elective, nonoperative, or emergency surgical treatment.Minimally invasive surgery involves the use of...

Areas of expertise and specialization

PHLEBOLOGY: Varicose vein care. Out-patient minimally invasive procedures: Endovenous Laser Therapy, Endovenous Radio Frequency Ablation, ClariVein, Varithena, VenaSeal, Microphlebectomy, Sclerotherapy.These minimally invasive procedures are performed in the out-patient accredited facility: Modern Vein & Laser Center

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association  
  • American Society of General Surgeons  
  • American College of Phlebology  


  • Stony Brook University Hospital General Surgery 
  • Stony Brook University Hospital - General Surgery

Professional Society Memberships

  • American College of Phlebology and the American Society of General Surgeons

Dr. Merab Boter, MD's Practice location

Modern Vein & Laser Center

2177 65th Street Second Floor -
Brooklyn, NY 11204
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Dr. Merab Boter, MD has a rating of 3 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 18 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Surgeon in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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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. 

Additional Information

Merab Boter, MD, is an Established Vascular Surgeon with Modern Vein & Laser Center in Brooklyn, NY

Merab Boter, MD, is a well-versed general and vascular surgeon who diagnoses and treats patients at Modern Vein & Laser Center in Brooklyn, NY. Established in 2005, the center provides cutting-edge treatment of vein disease. Treatments include endovenous laser therapy, endovenous radiofrequency therapy, microphlebectomy, foam sclerotherapy, liquid sclerotherapy, radiofrequency therapy, intense pulsed light therapy, and many more. Dr. Boter’s professional journey spans over four decades. His areas of surgical expertise cover gastrointestinal surgery, hernia repair surgery, gallbladder surgery, trauma surgery, and vascular surgery, among others. Dr. Boter was the first to implement laparoscopic gallbladder removal in his hospitals in 1991, as well as the first surgeon in the country to perform laparoscopic hernia repair in 1993. For more information about Dr. Merab Boter, please visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Doctor/Modern-Vein-Laser-Center-1535118393420950/

Merab Boter, MD, attended the Bogomolets National Medical University/Natsionalʹnyy Medychnyy Universytet Imeni O.o. Bohomolʹtsya in Kiev, Ukraine, and received his medical degree in 1970. Furthermore, upon relocating to the United States, he conducted his general surgery residency at Stony Brook University Hospital/Stony Brook Medicine in Stony Brook, New York. Dr. Boter received board certification in general surgery from the American Board of Surgery. He remains a member of the American College of Phlebology and the American Society of General Surgeons. For more information about Dr. Merab Boter, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/580793-Merab-Boter-Surgeon

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