Medical Tourism Could Thrive in Nevada

Building on the quality of health care in Southern Nevada is the most important element in developing a thriving medical tourism industry, an all-star panel of doctors agreed in a symposium designed to advance the concept.

Seven doctors who already enjoy the benefits of medical tourism by treating a high percentage of patients from out of state say the best way to increase those numbers is to excel at specialties and treatments people can’t get anywhere else.

Medical tourism is the concept of visitors coming to Las Vegas for treatment and spending additional recuperative time enjoying the area’s resort amenities.

“The best thing we can do is emphasize quality of care,” said Yevgeniy Khavkin of the Nevada Spine Institute, which markets in Russia, China and the Middle East.

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