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Alexander R. Raines, MD

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  • Member of OU Health Physicians

About Alexander Raines

Alexander R. Raines, MD, FACS is an Assistant Professor, Director of Robotic Surgery, Co-Director of the Medical Student Surgical Clerkship, and Residency Program Site-Director – OU Edmond for the OU Department of Surgery. He is also a contracting general surgeon for the Oklahoma City VA Hospital, and the consultative general surgeon for the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team.

A native of Lincoln, NE, Dr. Raines earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas, his medical degree from the University of Nebraska, and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma after which he became a board-certified general surgeon (American Board of Surgery) and immediately joined the OU Department of Surgery faculty.

Dr. Raines enjoys a busy clinical practice treating patients with a wide variety of general surgical conditions including hernias (inguinal, ventral, umbilical, incisional) and gallbladder issues. He has a focus on minimally invasive surgical approaches with a particular skill set in robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery. He focuses not only on minimizing pain and time to return to work/activity, but he also works hard to ensure that his patients feel comfortable and informed throughout their pre-, peri-, and post-operative experiences – he wants his patients’ experience to feel very personal.

Along with his clinical practice, Dr. Raines is committed to education. In addition to being the medical student Surgery Clerkship Co-Director and faculty member of the Academy of Teaching Scholars, he is the faculty advisor for the student Surgery Interest Group and is the residency Director of Robotic Education, along with individually mentoring many students and resident physicians. Also, he directs nationally attended robotic-surgery simulation courses and proctors surgeons who are new to adapt robotic-surgery into their own practice.

While Dr. Raines works hard to offer his patients a first-class surgical experience, he also strives to improve the hospital and university for which he proudly works to ensure that all patients treated within the OU Health system receive the highest level of care possible. To this end, he serves on the OU Health Quality Medical Staff Oversight Committee, the OU Health Credentialing Committee, the OU Physicians Policies and Procedures Committee, the OU Edmond Peer Review Committee, and the OU Medical Executive Committee.

Dr. Raines loves his job, loves the privilege of earning the trust of his patients with the goal of improving their lives through surgery, and loves the opportunity to help shape the future of medicine.

As the most important focus, Alex loves spending time with his wife, and step-daughter, at home and traveling. He also loves spending time with his dog on the mountain bike trails.

To schedule an appointment directly with Dr. Raines, call (405) 271-1400.
Affiliations OU Health Physicians Fountain Lake, OU Health – Edmond Medical Center, OU Health - University of Oklahoma Medical Center, OU Health Physicians Mid-Del Family Medicine, OU Health Physicians Fountain Lake - Surgery Clinic, OU Health Physicians Building - Oklahoma City, OU Health Physicians – General Surgery Clinic
  • Aesculapian Award Winner – Outstanding Teacher in Clinical Sciences 2020
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Omaha, NE
  • Residency
  • General Surgery OU College of Medicine
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery 2016
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Groin Hernias
  • Abdominal Wall Hernias
  • Diverticulitis
  • Soft Tissue Masses
  • Robotic/Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Robot Surgery Education
Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
( 556 Ratings
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  • Dec 28, 2020
    It was a pleasure to follow up with Dr. Raines about my surgery. He is obviously very capable and was genuinely concerned for my recovery and well being. He listened attentively to my thoughts and gave useful advice in return. Although I would rather have not had appendicitis at all I was very happy to have been in his care!
  • Dec 28, 2020
    Dr Raines is an exceptional dr
  • Dec 18, 2020
    The entire experience was pleasant. We are pleased!
  • Dec 18, 2020
    Very clear and concise. Excellent rapport with patients.
  • Dec 16, 2020
    Really like and respect him, he has the best bedside manner!
  • Dec 14, 2020
    Wonderful surgeon! Takes the time to talk with patient. This man loves his work snd is extremely upbeat. Best surgical experience I have ever had.
  • Dec 14, 2020
    He has been the only provider to take the amount of time to fully answer all my questions in a very professional and courteous manner.
  • Dec 7, 2020
    the excellent expert manner and entire staff are upbeat and helpful. I have never had a better surgical experiewnce!
  • Nov 30, 2020
    He made me feel he really was enjoying his work. He went out of his way to make me feel comfortable.
  • Nov 30, 2020
    He's awesome
  • Nov 9, 2020
    Dr. Raines was personable and professional and I would definitely recommend him.
  • Nov 9, 2020
    Or staff (rn and ants stirs seemed short and moody
  • Oct 19, 2020
    Answered all my questions
  • Oct 19, 2020
    Dr. Raines truly cares about his patients and this can be seen by his careful and thoughtful decision making and time he spends with his patients. I'm grateful for him and his team.
  • Oct 16, 2020
  • Oct 12, 2020
    Doc Raines was very easy to talk to
  • Oct 2, 2020
    Dr. Raines was very caring and took the time to explain everything to me. He wanted to make sure that I understood what was going on in my body and what he was going to do to fix it. I would highly recommend Dr. Raines and his staff to all my friends.
  • Sep 28, 2020
    He was very personable while still maintaining his professionalism.
  • Sep 25, 2020
    Dr. Raines was professional and friendly. He explained my problem very clearly. He gave me his opinion which I ask for. It helped me decide what I wanted to do. When I need the care we discussed I will definitely come back to Dr. Raines.
  • Sep 25, 2020
    Dr Raines is WONDERFUL !!!! His office staff is exceptional !!!!!!!
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