Ricardo R. Gonzalez, MD

Urogynecology, Urology

Houston Methodist Urology Associates

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Ricardo R. Gonzalez, MD

Houston Methodist Urology Associates

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About Me

Dr. Ricardo R. Gonzalez is an internationally-recognized expert in minimally-invasive treatments for voiding dysfunction. For men, he is an expert in surgical therapies for BPH, including GreenLight laser vaporization of the prostate, enucleation, Rezum, Urolift, Aquablation and others. He currently holds a Center of Excellence Certification for both GreenLight and Rezum. He has been invited to teach laser surgery throughout the U.S. and in 17 foreign countries. His research includes the development and evaluation of minimally invasive treatments that improve voiding function in men while preserving sexual function. His focus also encompasses the evaluation and management in urinary incontinence and pelvic floor reconstruction and functional restoration in women. His goal is to provide state-of-the-art urologic care to improve patients’ quality of life, especially with urinary and sexual quality of life.

Dr. Gonzalez was the former Medical Director for the Centers for Voiding Dysfunction and Clinical Research at Houston Metro Urology. He has joined the full-time academic faculty at Houston Methodist Hospital with faculty affiliations at Weil Cornell and Baylor College of Medicine. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at Cornell in New York City. He currently practices urology with a focus on voiding dysfunction and pelvic restorative medicine reconstructive surgery in The Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology (ABU) and has earned board subspecialty certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS).

Accepted Insurance Plans

90 Degree/Entrust
AMERIGROUP MCR ADV/MMP
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna CommonSpirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Community Health Choice Marketplace Advantage HMO DSNP
Coventry PPO
DEVOTED HEALTH CORE GREATER HOUSTON HMO
DEVOTED HEALTH PRIME GREATER HOUSTON HMO
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
GeoBlue
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Imagine Health
Imagine Health GPA
Imagine Health Trustmark
Imagine Health/SISCO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Medicare
Medicare Railroad
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
ProCare Medicare Advantage
Provider Select PPO
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

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Credentials

MEDICAL SCHOOL
Medicine | Stanford Medical School, Stanford, California | 1999
RESIDENCY
Urology | Cornell - New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York | 2005
INTERNSHIP
General Surgery | Cornell - New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York | 2000
FELLOWSHIP
Female Urology, Neurourology, and Voiding Dysfunction | Cornell - New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York | 2006
BOARD CERTIFICATION
Urology | American Board of Urology | 2008
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery | American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology | 2013
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

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