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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Ricardo Gonzalez, M.D.

Our Physicians & Staff - Ricardo Gonzalez, M.D.

Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez

Methodist Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine

6560 Fannin Street
Scurlock Tower, Suite 2030
Houston, TX 77030
713-790-9779 – Physician’s main office
713-441-9229 – Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine
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Biography


Dr. González 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. González practices general urology with an interest in the treatment of urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic floor reconstruction (for prolapse), and enlarged prostate (BPH) using minimally-invasive and laser techniques. Dr. González 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 at the Methodist Hospital, and he is appointed to the clinical faculty of Baylor College of Medicine and the Methodist Center for Restorative Medicine. He is the Medical Director for the Center for Voiding Dysfunction at Houston Metro Urology.

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Education


Medical School

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Internship

  • The New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Residency

  • The New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Fellowship

  • The New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Areas of Excellence

  • Female urology
  • Neurourology
  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Male and Female incontinence
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Urinary retention
  • Prostatectomy (PVP)
  • Overactive bladder
  • Pelvic floor reconstruction (for prolapse)
  • Enlarged prostate (BPH)
  • Green Light laser vaporization of the prostate for BPH

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

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Publications


  1. González RR, Tyagi R, Te AE. Neurological Disorders. Textbook of Female Urology and Urogynaecology. Eds. Cardozo L and Staskin D. London: Martin Dunitz, Ltd.; May 2006.
  2. González RR, Lee R, Sandhu J, Te AE. Laser prostatectomy. Atlas of the Prostate, Third Edition. Eds. Scardino PT and Slawin KM. Philadelphia: Current Medicine, Inc.; December 2005.
  3. Kaplan SA, González RR, Te AE. Combination of alfuzosin and sildenafil is superior to monotherapy in treating lower urinary tract symptoms and erectile dysfunction. Eur Urol. 2007 Jun; 51(6):1717-23.
  4. Monoski M, González RR, Sandhu JS, Reddy B, Te AE. Urodynamic predictors of outcomes with photoselective laser vaporization prostatectomy in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia and preoperative retention. Urology 2006; 68(2): 312-7.
  5. González RR, Fong T, Belmar N, Saban M, Felsen D, Te AE. Modulating bladder neuroinflammation: RDP58, a novel anti-inflammatory peptide, reduces inflammation and nerve growth factor production in experimental cystitis. J Urol 2005 Feb; 173(2): 630-4.

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