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 12/5/2018, 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

147 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

This is the first time I went to Dr. Rackley. I was extremely happy with the doctor and staff. Dr. Rackley made you very comfortable. I would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Once I started seeing Dr Rackley, I just scheduled my next appointment while I was in the office!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

I feel very confident in Dr Rackley and his care.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr.Rackley was very personable, empathetic, extremely knowledgeable/ expert in the field of interstitial cystitis; he offered the gift of HOPE!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

I am very, very pleased with Dr. Rackley, the care I receive from him.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Dr. Rackley is amazing and makes me feel like a family member.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Dr. Rackley is very well versed in his field. Took me off med, that had serious side effects. Recommended masseuse who proved to be invaluable. Dr. Rackley is a very polite gentleman who walked me to the door of his office when the appointment was over. A superb representative for Cleveland Clinic and smart. e

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Dr Rackley is an excellent, very caring Dr. i can't say enough about him. I spend time in Fla in the winter and i specifically waited to return to Clev Clinic urology, and Dr Rackley.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

love dr. Rackley!

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Have already recommended Dr Rackley to a friend!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr Rackley is hands-down the best physician I have seen at CCF. He not only listened but gave direct responses to my questions and involved me with every decision made. I could not have asked for a better experience with him

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

Dr Rackley has been great! He had some ideas to try some worked some didn't. He is always cheerful and asks me what I think also!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

I have had another provider for this same service, and was very disappointed. Dr. Rackley was super. I definitely desire that he be the one to do this in the future.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Dr. Rackley is a very caring and compassionate urologist who is very in-tune with the world of Interstitial Cystitis and how to provide the tools to make my daily life a success.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

I could not have asked for a better doctor than Dr. Rackley. His level of care and concern is always excellence. I appreciate and look forward to my visits with him because of his courtesy and the time he takes to listen to my concerns and answering any and all my questions, as well as explaining the procedure even though it is always the same, but he does anyways. I truly feel lucky to have him.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

waited about 30 minutes to see provider after getting into the room

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

I was very nervous because of the procedure I was about to have, but Dr. Rackley and his office staff made me feel so comfortable. Dr. Rackley explained everything as the procedure was done.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018

My visits for any appointment at a Cleveland Clinic are always positive and without any frustrations. I especially appreciated the time Dr. Rackley spent with me to address all my concerns. He did not dismiss any of them.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018

As I mentioned, Dr. Rackley spent a lot of time with me to address and walk me through all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

Dr. Rackley was always available when I had a question, was concerned, professional, and wanted to meet my husband.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018

only negative is that Dr. Rackley's office did not respond to 2 requests for appointment submitted through my chart. I had to call for appointment.

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