Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute Now Open in Las Vegas

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Nation’s No.1-Ranked Urology Program Now Offers Services in Las Vegas Through Acquisition of Private Urology Practice

April 16, 2013

Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute has opened its urology office at Doctors Pavillion, 3131 La Canada Street in Las Vegas, expanding the reach of the nation’s No. 1 ranked urology program.

The expansion is the result of Cleveland Clinic’s acquisition of the private practice of local urologists Scott Slavis, MD, and Laurie Larsen, MD, who have worked together for more than 20 years. The physicians, along with nine other employees in their office, are now employees of Cleveland Clinic.

“We’re excited to begin seeing our first patients in Las Vegas,” said Eric A. Klein, MD, Chairman of the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic. “As the top urological program in the country, we’re proud to provide full access to our range of capabilities in caring for patients with complex urologic issues.”

The location will accommodate patients with a variety of urological issues including prostate, kidney and bladder cancer, benign prostatic enlargement (BPH), erectile dysfunction, male sterilization, male and female urinary incontinence, penile disorders, and vaginal prolapse. Patients will also have access to the latest in robotic and laparoscopic surgery. In addition, Drs. Slavis and Larsen will maintain their admitting privileges at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center.

Cleveland Clinic first began offering services in Las Vegas at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, which welcomed its first patients in July 2009. The Center currently treats patients for a variety of neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases, multiple sclerosis, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds. The Center is also known for the many supportive services it provides for the family members of those who suffer from these disorders.

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

Cleveland Clinic has truly helped shape the field of urology for the last 90 years, having contributed many “firsts” to the field, including performing some of the earliest kidney transplants, pioneering open and minimally invasive techniques for kidney and prostate surgeries, developing nephron-sparing surgery for patients with kidney cancer, and now provides expertise in a broad array of urologic conditions, including stone disease, genitourinary reconstruction, male and female incontinence, infertility, erectile dysfunction, pediatric urology, and cancers of the kidney, prostate, bladder and testis.

Today, the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic is recognized around the world as a leading center for innovative treatments. The Institute’s two departments, Urology and Nephrology, are both ranked No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report, and its urology program is the largest and most sub-specialized in the world. The Institute has more than 300 employees, including more than 100 physicians/scientists, who see patients at 15 locations in Northeast Ohio. The Institute also manages a kidney transplant program in Charleston, West Virginia, and a kidney/pancreas transplant program in Indianapolis, Indiana.

To make an appointment at Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, Las Vegas, please call 702.796.8669. More information about the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic is available at http://www.clevelandclinic.org/glickman.

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