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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
  • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
  • Urodynamic Studies
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Urogynecology
  • Urology
  • Vaginal Reconstruction
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 17 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 Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic 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 Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic 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 complications;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 9/22/2023, 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

181 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 3.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr Rackley is caring and kind, I wish all doctors were as nice and intelligent as he is.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

I only interacted with the doctor, but having virtual visits is a life saver for us because we live an hour away from Cleveland so these virtual appointments save us 4 hours of time. We have to leave 1.5 hours before the appointment when it is in person, wait to see the doctor, then drive 1.5 home. They want us there 30 minutes before the appointment. I'm in a wheelchair so everything takes longer than a regular person.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Rackley is a kind, compassionate individual who takes A genuine interest in my health and well-being.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

I have referred Dr. Rackley to my friends with similar symptoms.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Raymond Rackley, as he is everything I could hope for in being a Surgeon/Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

I had and appointment with my 90 year old mother with Dr. Rackley and he was such a pleasure to work with! He was patient, understanding and caring, This visit was one is the best experience that I have ever had with a CCF doctor. He is really an asset to the organization. If you are looking for a great urologist this is your doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr rackley is excellent

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Rackley Is the reason we continue to come to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr Rackley is the best.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Enjoyed my visit with the doctor and assistant.They were very informative and professional. Also they were easy to talk with about my problem.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr. Raymond Rackley is one of the most respected, professional doctors that I have EVER known in my lifetime! I am so thankful to have him as my physician and him be an integral member of my Medical Team at Cleveland Clinic. I would have never had the quality of life that he has been able to provide me. I firmly believe as does my husband, that without him we would have had a much different experience and we owe him a tremendous amount of gratitude.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr Rackley is very nice and caring

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

I absolutely love Dr. Rackkley and his staff. They make me feel safe and truly cared for. They take my needs seriously and make me feel like family.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

All the years I have been going to see Dr. RACKLEY he has treated me with the utmost respect and concern. He listens to my concerns but never makes me feel like he is condescending.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Have already recommended him to a friend

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr rackley is excellent

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Everyone at Dr. Rackley's office is great,

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr. Rackley and his staff are excellent. Dr. Rackley is always attentive, caring and concerned for my health and well being. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing his services.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

The doctor was very good. He made me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

The dr explained everything very good!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

I love Dr Rackley! He always puts me at ease with our conversations and concern for my health.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr Rackley has one of the best bedside manners of any doctor I've been to. He's very attentive to personal concerns and patients life and well being overall.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Rackley helped ease my fears as I was preparing for a major surgery. He was very optimistic for me and supportive. I needed that.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Rackley has been excellent to me. He and his staff stayed late to be able to do a procedure on me so because I had driven so far and so I wouldn't have to come back. He has given excellent care to me and has helped me tremendously!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

I wish every doctor was as nice and caring as Dr. Rackley is.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

I rescheduled my appointment and they got me in very quickly. I actually had a video visit with Dr. Rackley today and everything went great. He is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr Rackley always is very patient answering all my questions! He throughly explains my care/procedures! Definitely recommend him!!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Only one concern, positioned in stirrups waiting for Doctor to perform cystoscopy, too long for being in that position. Otherwise everyone & everything was excellent. Thank You

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr Rackley is very interested in your care and treatment, he is easy to talk to and throughly discusses any issues of my condition. His treatment protocol has relieved me of all my IC pain & symptoms. I would and do highly recommended him as a urologist.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Very friendly Doctor. He took his time and I didn't feel rushed. He asked questions and explained his answers. Would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr Rackley is the best physician I have ever dealt with. He's personable, knowledgeable beyond measure and makes the process as easy as can be (it's not the most comfortable). I just love him and trust him wholeheartedly.

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