Cleveland Clinic Expands Urology Services to Las Vegas

Cleveland Clinic Expands Urology Services to Las Vegas

Through the acquisition of a private urology practice, Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute now is providing services in Las Vegas, expanding the reach of the nation’s No. 2-ranked urology program.

"We’re excited to be seeing patients in Las Vegas," says Eric A. Klein, MD, Chairman of the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute. "As one of the top urological programs in the country, we’re proud to provide full access to our range of capabilities in caring for patients with complex urologic issues."

Cleveland Clinic has helped shape the field of urology for the last 90 years, having contributed many "firsts" to the field. Today, the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute is recognized around the world as a leading center for innovative treatments. The institute’s two departments, Urology and Nephrology, are ranked No. 2 in U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals 2013 - 2014," and its urology program is the largest and most subspecialized in the world.

Why Expansion?

The expansion is a result of Cleveland Clinic’s acquisition of the private practice of Las Vegas urologists Scott Slavis, MD, and Laurie Larsen, MD, who have worked together for more than 20 years.

"Dr. Slavis is a Cleveland Clinic alumnus, and that experience will greatly help in transitioning the practice to be an integral part of Cleveland Clinic," says Dr. Klein.

The practice accommodates patients with a variety of urological issues and offers the latest in robotic and laparoscopic surgery.

"Our decision to expand services was based on the success we’ve experienced at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health," Dr. Klein says. "It is encouraging to see how the community has welcomed our brand of quality care."

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