Department Urology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • Intramuscular Injections of Botox in the Bladder
  • Neurourology
  • Regenerative And Stem Cell Based Therapies For Incontinence
  • Robotic Female Surgery
  • Sling Procedures For Urinary Incontinence
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of The Prostate)
  • Urodynamic Studies
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Urogynecology
  • Urology
  • Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bladder Irritating Foods
  • Cystocele
  • Enterocele
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fistulas
  • Kidney Disease
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Overactive Bladder - Female
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urethral Strictures & Urinary Fistulas
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula
View all 16 Specialties +


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About Raymond Rackley, MD

Raymond Rackley, MD, is Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and Staff in the Center for Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery within the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute. Dr. Rackley earned his biomedical engineering degree from Duke University and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed a urology residency as well as fellowship training in voiding dysfunction and female urology at Cleveland Clinic. He currently holds Staff appointments in the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Lerner Research Institute as Director of the basic science Urothelial Biology Laboratory.

Dr. Rackley’s primary focus is on the clinical care of people with pelvic health disorders and the education of those who serve to improve pelvic health. In addition to his full-time clinical responsibilities, he actively manages an NIH and extramurally funded research laboratory for reconstructive and basic science investigations of the lower urinary tract.

During his leadership tenure within the Center of Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery, the Center has evolved as one of the premier centers for national and international educational forums for residents, fellows and postgraduate physicians pursuing expansion of their basic science and clinical knowledge supporting their practices in pelvic health. Dr. Rackley’s programmatic developments for the Center includes formal preceptorships and CME courses held annually for urology residents, fellows and postgraduate urologists, as well as guest preceptorships in clinical practice development and surgical training in pelvic health. He enjoys formal and informal didactic, as well as live, surgical telecast training forums of traditional and minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopic approaches to pelvic reconstruction.

Dr. Rackley serves as the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator on NIH grants, as well as other extramural foundation and society grants that focus on bladder health and pelvic organ reconstructive developments. He has also authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in clinical and basic science topics in pelvic health and urology including numerous chapters in the leading textbooks on urology and pelvic reconstructive surgery. He serves as a reviewer for the leading peer-reviewed national and international urology and gynecology journals, grant reviewer for foundations such as the National Kidney Foundation, and a committee member for the Data and Safety Monitoring Board for the NIH Clinical Research Trials Network for Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain and the Bladder Advisory Council of the AUA Foundation. He was recently elected to the Executive Board of the Society of Female Urology and Urodynamics.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neurourology and Female Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Duke University
Biomedical Engineering
Durham, NC USA


  • Urology
  • Urology - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialty Interests

Complex Urinary Incontinence; Bladder retention; Complex or previously failed female incontinence and prolapse conditions including mesh complicaitons; Laparoscopic and robotic female prolapse and reconstructive surgery; Neuromodulation for bladder and bowel dysfunction; Neurourology; Regenerative and stem cell based therapies for incontinence, prolapse and interstitial cystitis

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/25/2019, Dr. Rackley has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Rackley serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • Checkpoint Surgical, LLC

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

146 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

This doctor and his office were ver helpful.. Th Botox procedure for my bladder is working great. Has given me some freedoms again and once again I feel like a normal person. No more leakage or pads, no more rushing to the bathroom. It has been a God sent!

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr. Rackley and i can't remember the other Physicians name... but both were very thorough and kind. Explained everything and answers all of my questions. Now I'm just hoping the treatment they've suggested works.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr. Rackley is outstanding! He provides excellent care, and listens to all questions.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr. Rackley made us feel very comfortable as if we had met before

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Rackley and his staff were excellent. Very easy to talk to and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

my visit was very reassuring and supportive and informative per my exam and moving forward with my up coming surgery Dr Rackley is the best physician I have ever had the pleasure of putting my trust and confidence in as a patient further more I have complete trust in him to perform my surgery and provide me with the best outcome for my physical future I would trust him to treat my daughters if they were to need urology advice/treatment!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

so satisfied and reassured That my surgery will be safe and successful and reassured that having a family member or friend spend the night with me will assure me and Dr Rackley safe post surgery care

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Doctor Rackley is a very easy Doctor to talk with. he is positive and supportive. I have seen him several times, and he is always an enthusiastic caregiver. I trust him.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

the doctor was very thorough and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr Rackley is the consummate professional. A great doctor and a great person.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

fantastic!!!! I love the Doctor he is marvelous ...he has helped me out tremendously with my issue

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Dr. Rackely is the best Urologist around

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr. Rackley is always there provides great explanations and answers all questions

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

I LOVE Dr. Rackley!

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

was a wonderful experience. Cleveland Clinic is so organized and prompt. Was nervous about the visit, but Dr Rackley put our minds at ease. Answered all questions and was very caring and confident. Am so glad we came here.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Great consideration and respect for my knowledge and concerns. Very considerate of my preferences. Would highly recommend this provider.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

office staff and Dr. friendly and pleasant

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

very nice doctor an staff. glad I go there

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

would definitely recommend this doctor. Was so glad my primary doctor recommended this doctor. Was totally missed diagnosed by a doctor outside of Cleveland clinic I am so glad I have come here

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Didn't see Dr. Rakley until very end of my appointment. Was very rude to me and way out of line.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

outstanding physician and staff.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr.Rackley really understands IC and treats patients with compassion.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

I have a lot of confidence in Dr Rackley! He always seemed concerned about my care!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

dr. Rackley is very good

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Like Dr. Rackley, he listens to your concerns and gives you the details of what is going on and what his plan of care is.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

My only comment is that the doctor did not remember some of my issues with my problem.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Rackley. He has always showed me respect and my feelings above all. He has explained treatment for me and I agree to that. I just don't know why he was so late getting to my room. It would have been nice to been informed about what was going on. You always think the worse before the better.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

I have already recommended Dr Rackely to a friend. He was kind and humerus and of course very knowledgeable about my problem. He took time patiently to answer my queries with quite politeness.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

I was very confused about my condition. I expected more information given to me. Wh I got home and tried to fill my antibiotics the pharmacist said it was being pulled by the FDA. I just felt my Dr. should have taken more time to consider my personal reaction to the risks of the drug .

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Used all medical terminology. When I asked for further explanation, he used different medical terms to describe himself. Left the appointment very confused and actually upset with how poorly the doctor was able to explain his procedures- and I've been to other doctors for this condition for the past several years. I didn't feel like privacy was considered. A female nurse came in and had me disrobe, which was fine. She pulled the curtain to try to protect privacy. The doctor was trying to have a conversation with me and give me my prescriptions as I lay on the table half naked, with nothing to cover me. That made me feel very uncomfortable. Overall, not impressed.

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