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

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

Appointed
1995

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neurourology and Female Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1996

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Urology
Cleveland, OH USA
1995

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1990

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1989

Undergraduate - Duke University
Biomedical Engineering
Durham, NC USA
1984

Certifications

  • 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

See publications for Raymond Rackley, MD.

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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 12/7/2021, 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Rackley receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Nirvana Healthcare Ventures, 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

161 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Dr. Rackley was assigned to me for a cystoscopy. He was extremely kind and helpful and put me at ease.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

I had technical issues on my end but Dr Rackley was nice about it.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr. Rackley is always wonderful. He is personable and very thorough. He has a wonderful bedside manner

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Dr Rackley is very understanding and takes the time to answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

I liked Dr Rackey very much. He was very thorough and explained all the options. I felt I was in good hands.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

I have recommended Dr. Rackley to a couple of friends

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr. Rackley is definitely an asset to Cleveland Clinic. He is kind and cares about his patients . I am so glad that I traveled to Cleveland for his care. He is definitely a 10. The entire staff was great . I would definitely recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Extremely pleased with Dr. Rackley, shows utmost care & concern

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr Rackley displays extreme care and compassion for my condition and overall health. I am so grateful to be a patient of his, he has restored my well-being.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Excellent on all fronts especially the care received from Dr. Mackley. He is a credit to the Cleveland Clinic. I travel from Pa. For his care. Thank him for me.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Dr. Rackley is a perfect 10.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

I really like Dr Rackley, he really cares about me as a patient and person.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

I didn't see any staff or video people, just Dr Rackley as I mentioned previously.

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Dr Rackly was very nice, patient, understanding, and kind!

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Dr. Rackley has always been very patient and answered all my questions!

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

I would definitely recommend Dr Rackley to my friends!

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Dr. Rackley and his team are the best health care providers that I have ever encountered. Each of them answered my questions about my health concerns. They were friendly, patient, and kind. I felt comfortable visiting their office.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Doctor and his staff are very good.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr Rackley has been very good with helping figure out what the problem is

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Very good visit. Dr. Took time to listen to my concerns and treated me very kindly.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

Doctor is very nice but I would have liked more time with him to ask questions regarding his plan of action and questions about procedures planned.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

Always the best care from Dr Rackley

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr is excellent. He is attentive . This visit was excellent and he put me at ease answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Have recommended this Doc to many friends. I LOVE him. He is attentive, puts me at ease immediately, has a great sense of humor which helps the relaxation. His surgical skills are amazing. His explanations of what to expect/ what is happening are most informative, accurate, reassuring. He's the best!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr. Rackley was, as always, completely considerate and skillful; as is his practice, he further kept me totally Informed as he proceeded. (He was assisted by Dr. Gross, who was also excellent.)

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr. Rackley is, in a phrase, the very best.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

My doctor is the best

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Dr. Rackley is always very professional and personable.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

The RN was very nice and helpful the fellow was nice and Dr. Rackley was kind as usual.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr Rackley is always kind and caring when discussing my problems!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Both Dr. Rackley and assistants are very professional and knowlegeable.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr Rackley always gives me excellent care!!

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Excellent. The doctor did not hurry us and explained our choices very clearly. He was pleasant and very professional.

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