About Dr. Ricardo R Gonzalez

Dr. Ricardo R Gonzalez, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX, with another office in Houston, TX. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Urology. Dr. Gonzalez is affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. He speaks English.

Dr. Gonzalez has received 9 awards.

Rating Overview

86 Ratings with 26 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ricardo R Gonzalez is Excellent. Dr. Ricardo R Gonzalez has been rated by 86 patients. From those 86 patients 26 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Ricardo R Gonzalez is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Ricardo R Gonzalez has 2 locations

get directions HOUSTON METRO UROLOGY
6560 Fannin St Ste 2030
Houston, TX 77030
get directions ROBERT A LIGHT MD
4223 Richmond Ave Ste 200
Houston, TX 77027

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Specialties

Dr. Ricardo R Gonzalez has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Ricardo R Gonzalez has the following 26 expertise

  • Sexual Dysfunction (Physiological)
  • Urologic Emergencies
  • Lithotripsy
  • Male Infertility
  • Urinary Diversion (Urinary Bladder Removal)
  • Penile Induration (Peyronie's Disease)
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Bladder Issues
  • Microsurgery
  • STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Stones
  • Overactive Urinary Bladder
  • Vasectomy
  • Prostate Cancer (Prostatic Neoplasm)
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
  • Prostatitis
  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Impotence (Vasculogenic Impotence)
  • Warts
  • Biopsy
  • Transurethral Prostactectomy (TURP)
  • Prostate Diseases (Prostatic Diseases)

Board Certifications

Dr. Ricardo R Gonzalez is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Dr Gonzalez is a great doctor !

Early January 2018, a 70 year old, 6'4" 200lb. man started to wet the bed. Otherwise healthy this condition for me was embarrassing and a secret to be kept. My wife noticed a towel one morning on my side of the bed and I fessed up. She lovingly addressed the issue and my problem was resolved temporarily with a trip to the store for Depends diapers. Then, the real process began: Primary care with tests, then to a Urologist who found an abnormally shaped and swollen prostate, After an ultrasound, retention of urine in the bladder was determined to be greater than normal and that was effecting my kidneys, Cancer? Kidney failure? Dialysis?Incontinience with a bag for life? Erectile Dysfunction? What about love of my life sex with my wife? A scary time trying to find the right solution. The TURP operation seemed overly invasive and painful. I kept looking. I went to three doctors with my PSA, creatinine and bladder retention numbers climbing. During the seventh month of 2018, I asked a neighbor how he was recovering after his prostate surgery several months earlier. He said he found "The Man". He said "you have got to go to this guy, he is the best. I checked out 6 Doctors before I found Dr. Gonzalez. He has the credentials, the experience with Green Laser and he is really a nice guy". I listened. Okay... It took a while to get an appointment, he is very busy, but well worth it! Dr Gonzales is an excellant doctor! The Green Laser was much easier and a better recovery than I expected! I feel great and am back to normal! Everything, and I mean everything is working wonderfully. Thank you Dr Gonzales! I can highly recommend him! R.S., Cypress, Texas

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BPH procedure

Dr. Gonzalez is a great professional in his field and a wonderful human being who really cares for his patients. In my experience, behind every case he can see the person and is able to connect and create a trustworthy relationship. He will study your case in-depth and tell you the best solution from the medical standpoint. Every individual may then decide on it's own thereafter, considering the pros and cons of any intervention. Personally I feel very good about the BPH procedure done and am happy to have regained control over my bladder. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Gonzalez and his friendly and likewise professional team.

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Highly Recommend!

Dr. Gonzalez always takes plenty of time explaining things to us. We never feel rushed. My husband and I both see him, usually at the same time. We are definitely satisfied with his knowledge and professionalism .

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Five Stars

Excelent 1A

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  • Awards

    9 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

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  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

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  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

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  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood

    Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)

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  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Gonzalez is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    19 Years Experience

  • Stanford University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • University Of Colorado Health

    Residency

  • Dr. Ricardo R Gonzalez Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana Houston HMOx
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Imagine Health - SmartCare
    • Imagine Health SmartCare
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Ricardo R Gonzalez

Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Stanford Medical School and completed his Urology residency and fellowship (Voiding Dysfunction, Neurourology, and Female Urology) at Cornell in New York City. He has published over 25 papers and has presented his research at over 35 national and international scientific meetings. He is a recipient of the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America Research Fellowship, as well as the Ferdinand Valentine Research Fellowship of the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez practices general urology with an interest in the treatment of the enlarged prostate, overactive bladder, pelvic floor reconstruction (for prolapse), and urinary incontinence using minimally-invasive and laser techniques. He also offers robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (DaVinci) and the no-scalpel vasectomy. Dr. Gonzalez is a recognized expert in GreenLight laser vaporization of the prostate for BPH, and he has been invited to teach the operation throughout the US and in six foreign countries. He has been featured in news segments on ABC 13 and Univision. His office is located in Scurlock Tower in the Texas Medical Center, and he is an attending urological surgeon at the Methodist and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospitals. He is the Medical Director for the Center for Voiding Dysfunction at Houston Metro Urology and has been appointed to the clinical faculty of Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine.

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