Dr. Mikhail Botvinov is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in bariatric and general laparoscopic surgery. He is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Association. He joined the practice in 2013.
These surgical techniques are used to treat and address issues associated with obesity and other general surgery conditions. He has a dual medical education as both a medical doctor (MD) and doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO). Dr. Botvinov completed medical training initially at I.M. Sechenov First Moscow Institute of Medicine in Moscow, Russia, the oldest and largest national medical higher education institution in the Russian Federation.
While in Russia he worked as a general surgeon at the Institute of Laser Surgery. Dr. Botvinov obtained a National Patent for converting a gastrointestinal device to the use of carbon dioxide laser while at the National Institute of Laser Surgery, Moscow. In the United States, Dr. Botvinov completed his medical education in the College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM), Westbury, New York. His surgical training was completed in Flushing Hospital, Flushing, New York. He also completed minimally invasive, laparoscopic and bariatric training in Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, New York.
Dr. Botvinov is licensed to practice medicine in the states of New Jersey and New York. He has joined the practice of Alexander D. Abkin, MD, FACS to continue his focus on laparoscopic surgery. He is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). Dr. Botvinov is a candidate member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).