Dr. Ricardo R Gonzalez MD Urologist

Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez is an urologist in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 15 years. Dr. Gonzalez accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 54 doctors at Houston Methodist Hospital who specialize in Urology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Urologist: Female Urology/Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Clinical Interests: Male and Female Voiding Dysfunction

Hospital Affiliation

Houston Methodist Hospital
Ranked #18 in Urology

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Education & Medical Training

New York Presbyterian Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1999–2001

New York Presbyterian Hospital
Residency, Urology, 2001–2005

Stanford University School of Medicine
Class of 1999


Other Training, Psychobiology, 1994


Other Training, 1990–1992

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Urology
Certified 6 years in Urology

American Board of Urology
Certified 1 years in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

TX State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2011

Top Doctors, Texas Monthly
2013

Rising Star Award, Texas Super Doctors
2012

Patient's Choice Award
2009

Doctor's Choice Award, Top Physicians in Houston, Health & Fitness Magazine
2009

America's Top Urologists List, Consumers' Research Council of America
2007

Ferdinand Valentine Fellow for Research in Urology, New York Academy of Medicine
2005

Research Fellowship, Kidney and Urology Foundation of America
2005

Gerald P. Murphy Scholar, American Urological Association
2005

Cornell Alumni Council Distinguished House Staff Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell
2004

Honorable Mention, Jack Lapides Prize in Neurourology and Urodynamics
2004

Laboratory Research Honorable Mention, Ferdinand Valentine Essay Contest, New York Academy of Medicine
2004

Basic Science Research Award, Interstitial Cystitis Symposium of the NIDDK
2003

Andlinger Fellow, American-Austrian Foundation
2003

Medical Scholar, Stanford School of Medicine
1994

Phi Beta Kappa
1994

M.B. Scott Scholar (Academic Merit), Occidental College
1992

Publications & Presentations

Evaluation and management of urgency and urge urinary incontinence in men
Hollander AB, Gonzalez RR 2012 1 1

Photoselective laser vaporization prostatectomy versus transurethral resection of the prostate: A Cost Analysis
Goh A, Gonzalez RR 2010 4 1

Chronic pelvic pain syndrome and overactive bladder: the inflammatory link
Saini R, Gonzalez RR, Te AE 2008 7 1

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PacificSource Preferred PSN
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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