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RICARDO GONZALEZ, M.D.

Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez is a board-certified urologist with expertise in conditions afflicting the adult urinary tract and genitalia. He also has specialized surgical training in treating an array of urologic conditions. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville and completed his surgical training at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He now practices in Manatee county with Urology Partners of Bradenton, a division of 21st Century Oncology.

He currently serves as Chief of Surgery at Blake Medical Center.

Dr. Gonzalez has extensive training in all aspects of general urology, including kidney stone disease, urologic oncology (including prostate, kidney, bladder, penile, ureteral and testicular cancers), voiding dysfunction, overactive bladder, incontinence, pelvic pain syndromes, urinary obstruction, prostatic enlargement, sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction and urinary tract infections. He is trained to perform surgery utilizing the latest techniques in robotic surgery (da Vinci Robotic Surgical System) and laparoscopy, as well as endoscopic and standard surgical approaches.

He has privileges at Riverwalk Ambulatory Surgery Center, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Manatee Memorial Hospital and Blake Medical Center.

Dr. Gonzalez is a native Floridian born in Miami. He is the son of Cuban immigrants and speaks both English and Spanish.

Education

08/2008 – 05/2012
Medical Doctor (M.D.), Honors
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, Florida
08/2003 – 05/2007
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Cum Laude University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida

Training

07/2013 – 06/2017

Urology Residency, Department of Urology
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

07/2012 – 06/2013

General Surgery Internship, Department of Surgery
University of South Florida Tampa, FL

Positions and Employment

01/2019 – current

Chief of Surgery, Blake Medical Center;
Bradenton, FL

10/2017 – current

Urologist, Urology Partners, 21st Century Oncology; Bradenton, FL

Licenses and Certification

  • American Board of Urology (#20662)
  • Florida Medical License (#ME130265)
  • USMLE Step I, II, III
  • Certificate of Completion of InterStim System Simulator Training Program; Medtronic (2015)
  • Certificate of da Vinci System Training as Console Surgeon; Intuitive Surgical (2015)
  • Certificate of da Vinci Si Modules for Residents, Fellows, and First Assists Online Training Module (2015)
  • Certificate of Participation in 2015 SESAUA Resident Robotics Course at the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center in Celebration, Florida
  • Certificate of Attendance Men’s Health Resident Course; Boston Scientific (2016)
  • Xiaflex REMs enrollment ID# 3003057

Appointments

  • Blake Medical Center (Chief of Surgery) 
  • Manatee Memorial Hospital
  • Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
  • Riverwalk Ambulatory Surgical Center

Memberships

  • American Board of Urology
  • American Urological Association
  • Florida Urological Society
  • Southeastern Section of American Urological Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Manatee County Medical Society

Awards

  • Milton Coplan Award, 2015. Presented at the Florida Urological Society 67th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

Publications

Books
  • Gonzalez, Ricardo D., B.A., and Benjamin K. Canales, M.D., M.P.H. “Chapter 8 Intrarenal Calculi.” Ureteroscopy: Indications, Instrumentation & Technique. Ed. Manoj Monga, M.D. New York: Humana, 2013. 99-107. Print. Current Clinical Urology.
  • Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts
  • Fisher JS, Gonzalez RD, Spiess PE. A Novel Use of Tisseel in the Setting of Uncontrolled Bleeding in a Thrombocytopenic Patient with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia. Urology Case Reports 2015.
  • Canales BK, Gonzalez RD. Kidney stone risk following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Translational andrology and urology. 2014;3(3):242-249. doi:10.3978/ j.issn.2223-4683.2014.06.02.
  • Gonzalez RD, Canales BK. Kidney Stone Risk Following Modern Bariatric Surgery. Current urology reports. 2014;15(5):401. doi:10.1007/s11934-014-0401-x.
  • Gonzalez RD, Whiting BM, Canales BK. The History of Kidney Stone Dissolution Therapy: 50 Years of Optimism and Frustration With Renacidin.Journal of Endourology. 2012;26(2):110-118. doi:10.1089/end.2011.0380.
  • Gonzalez, R.D., Whiting, B., Canales, B.K.. Laparoscopic Calyceal Diverticulectomy: Video Review of Techniques and Outcomes. Journal of Endourology. October 2011, 25(10):1591-1595. doi:10.1089/end.2011.0163.
  • Sibille KT, Kindler LL, Glover TL, et al. Individual Differences in Morphine and Butorphanol Analgesia: A Laboratory Pain Study. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass). 2011;12(7):1076-1085. doi:10.1111/j.1526-4637.2011.01157.x.

Poster Presentations

March 2012

Whiting, B., Gonzalez, R., Canales, B. Laparoscopic Ablation of Calyceal Diverticulum: Long-term Follow-up. Presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the AUA; Amelia Island, FL.

April 2011

Gonzalez, R., Whiting, B., Canales, B. Laparoscopic Calyceal Diverticulectomy: Video Review of Techniques and Outcomes. Presented at the Medical Student Research Day at the University of Florida College of Medicine; Gainesville, FL.

August 2010

Sibille, K., Riley III, J., Kindler, L., Glover, T., Gonzalez, R.,  4 Staud, R., Fillingim, R.. Sex Differences in Morphine and Butorphanol Analgesia: Additional Considerations. Presented at the 13th World Congress on Pain Meeting; Quebec, Canada.

Video Presentations

March 2012

Gonzalez, R., Whiting, B., Canales, B., Laparoscopic Calyceal Diverticulectomy: Video Review of Techniques and Outcomes. Presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Urologic Association, Amelia Island, FL.

Oral Presentations

September 2015

Milton Coplan Pyelogram Hour
67th Annual Meeting of Florida Urological Society, Orlando, FL

August 2011

Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer. University of Florida Department of Urology Grand Rounds; Gainesville, FL

February 2011

Outpatient Evaluation of Hematuria in Adults. Commonwealth Group, End of Month Faculty and Staff Meeting, Universiy of Florida College of Medicine; Jacksonville, FL

August 2009

Sex-Related Genetic Influences on Pain and Analgesia. General Clinical Research Center Summer Research Program Presentation Day; Gainesville, FL

Language Fluency (Other than English)

Spanish

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