Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez is an experienced and knowledgeable urologist with expertise in conditions afflicting the adult urinary tract and genitalia. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville where he graduated with honors. He was then accepted to the prestigious urologic surgery program at the University of South Florida in Tampa Bay.
During his urology residency he trained with surgeons at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa General Hospital, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and with pediatric urologists at Nemours Children’s Hospital and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando. He has published numerous articles and a book chapter on urologic diseases including kidney stone disease and congenital anomalies of the kidney.
A native Floridian from Naples, he has expertise in kidney stone disease, urologic oncology (including prostate, kidney, bladder, ureteral, penile and testicular cancers), voiding dysfunction, overactive bladder, urinary leakage, urinary obstruction, prostate diseases, infertility, sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction and urinary tract infection. He is trained to operate utilizing the latest techniques in open surgery, robotic surgery (da Vinci Robotic Surgical System) and laparoscopy, as well as utilizing endoscopic technology.
Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez has privileges at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Manatee Memorial Hospital and Blake Medical center. He is a member of the Manatee County Medical Society, Florida Urologic Society and the American Urologic Association.
He speaks both English and Spanish.
Care Philosophy: “I understand how vulnerable one can feel during a sudden illness. Many times it is unexpected, disruptive, confusing and without a seemingly quick or easy solution. But I promise to be your advocate every step of the way. Together we will build the road to recovery. I will strive to empower, counsel and heal with the utmost clarity and confidence. And I will make sure you have everything you need to be in control of your health.”