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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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 12/14/2020, Dr. Rackley has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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

185 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr. Rackley, Dr. Martin and the nurse were caring and answered all my questions to .y satisfaction. They were great!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr. Rackley has been caring for me for years for my issues. I feel confident that he will continue to make wise decisions, which help to control my continency issues. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Dr Rackley could not have been more attentive and empathetic.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

First time seeing this doctor - seems to have gone well

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr. Rackley was amazing!! LOVE him! Yes I would totally recommend him as well as his fellow lady Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

We loved Dr. Rackley. He seemed very knowledgeable and answered all our questions.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

dr rackley and his staff at the cc are the best. other places need to model after him

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr.Rackley goes above and beyond to help me! Best doctor.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

First time with Dr. Rackley. Very good doc. I was very happy with his bedside manner and his knowledge of my problem and how to solve it.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Doctor is very courteous and makes a not so wonderful process easier to get through

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr Rackley has gotten me through some rough appreciative of his help and expertise!

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

I have recommended Dr Rackley to to friends!

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

had sent a note to dr regarding a prob- response from nurse was to talk to him about it when I came to the appt. worked out just fine.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

the doctor and assistants listens very patiently to my woes And was happy with the outcome

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr Rackley is exceptional. He has a wonderful demeanor and makes you feel very comfortable. Since under his care my health has improved immensely, my pain has dissipated, he turned my life around. I am so grateful.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr Rackley & Cleveland Clinic are exceptional

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Rackley was recommended for my bladder scope by NP Michelle Angie. The appointment was quickly made after her message arrived by MyChart

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Rackley made me feel at ease from the first moment he came in the room. He was very efficient at performing the scope. Afterwards he took his time explaining what we needed to do to try and correct my problem. He was thorough & patient with me. I left the clinic walking on a cloud to have had my concerns validated, the scope quickly done, and a plan in place to make me well.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr Rackley is the kindest and most respectful Dr I have. Recommend him to everyone!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr and staff were outstanding!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

You should have higher than 5 choice for this! Doctor is exceptional!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

I would definitely recommend this particular doctor to anyone and everyone but I'm literally terrified of going to any new doctor or to the er bc of the awful treatment I've experienced in the past. do better.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Dr.Rackley and his assistant Renee put me at ease when explaining the botox procedure.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Dr. Rackley is an awesome Dr. He is very caring

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

outstanding physician

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

All went as expected. The entire staff including Dr. Rackley were professional in a reassuring and concerned way.This was not my first appointment with this office and I would not hesitate to return as needed.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Rackley was very nice and explained everything thoroughly.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

my doctor offered explanations of new injection methods and further understanding for me of subcutaneous delivery and it's efficacy. they were answers to questions I hadn't thought to ask and was so grateful for his feeding my knowledge.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

I was given respect and able to actively participate in discussion/decision. I particularly appreciated that the physician had a female resident do gynological/urological exam although I did not request and was prepared for examination by male physician

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr Rackley provides exceptional care.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

dr Rackley mentioned things I had not thought about relating to my care. made changes as needed as soon as virtual appt was completed.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

the doctor was very personable and put me at ease right from the beginning.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

I was very impressed with the doctor

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr Rackley is by far the most wonderful doctor I have ever had for any reason in all of my 73 years.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

I hope you never lose Dr Rackley

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

The Cleveland clinic has done nothing but provide me with superior health care. I wish it was closer because the doctors and nurses care provided is the best I have experienced.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

The doctor was excellent, listened to my experience with the prior treatment and made recommendations for future procedures. She was knowledgeable and proactive.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Always very good with Dr. Rackley

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

my doctor was excellent very communicating easy to talk to and brilliant to listen to

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

I felt very comfortable at the office of doctor Rackley.His assistant was very polite and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

I was pleasantly surprised that when I explained why I couldn't keep my in office visit I had help from someone in the office of Dr Rackley arrange a video visit sooner than my in office visit and went to check with Dr Rackley while I was on the phone that he would allow another visit tacked onto his schedule that day which he agreed to. I was blown away as that is not the care from office staff I have been receiving in the last decade or so. I was overjoyed.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

After one video visit I want no one else but Dr Rackley treating me for my condition. He bases his treatment in science and proven methods that are based on research that shows positive outcomes. He is respectful and listens, but expects you as a patient to listen and follow through with his suggestions for healing and improvement. I appreciate being part of the team and being advised about improving my body, not just treating symptoms to mask the condition.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

I would always choose an office visit over a video visit, especially for the first time I have a meeting with a new doctor. But because of my circumstances I couldn't take the chance of catching COVID, I was very pleased how much Dr Rackley tried to provide a full experience for me and made sure I was understanding his instructions.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

I highly recommend Dr. Rackley and referred patients to him. He is very professional and knowledgeable about interstitial cystitis which is hard to find.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

I feel lucky to have doctor Rackley perform my procedure

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