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Cleveland Clinic acquires Las Vegas urology practice

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Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute will begin offering urology services in Las Vegas in mid-April, the result of Cleveland Clinic’s acquisition of the private practice of local urologists Scott Slavis, MD, and Laurie Larsen, MD.

Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute will begin offering urology services in Las Vegas in mid-April, the result of Cleveland Clinic’s acquisition of the private practice of local urologists Scott Slavis, MD, and Laurie Larsen, MD.

Dr. Slavis and Dr. Larsen, MD have worked together for nearly 20 years. They, along with nine other employees in their office, will become employees of Cleveland Clinic.

After completing 2 years of surgical residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and then finishing his urological residency at University of California at Irvine, Dr. Slavis did his fellowship training at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Larsen also trained at the University of California at Irvine.

"We’re honored to be recognized as the top urological program in the country, and proud to now be able to extend that care to patients in Las Vegas," said Eric A. Klein, MD, of the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic. "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."

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 neurologic 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.

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