Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez, MD

Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez, MD

Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
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Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in surgical oncology.

12902 Usf Magnolia Dr

Tampa, FL 33612

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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Soft Tissue Sarcoma
very high
more than 97% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 95% of peers
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gonzalez "Dr. Ricardo Gonzales is a surgical oncologist in the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center. He is an assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine?s Department of Oncologic Sciences and Department of Surgery. Dr. Gonzalez? research and clinical interests include outcomes analyses and management of patients with soft tissue sarcomas, retroperitoneal sarcomas, desmoid tumors, and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)."

1  Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

82  Conditions Treated

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71  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystotomy
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of South Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Colorado
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gonzalez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gonzalez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gonzalez

4.7

Based on 21 reviews

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1 Star
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My boyfriend was diagnosed with stage 4 adrenal cancer....very rare. Dr Gonzalez saved his life! He originally suggested that he try chemo which dint shrink it at all. After removing right adrenal gland, right kidney, shaving part of his diaphragm, part of his liver from the trauma of the surgery...Read More
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Dr Gonzalez simply saved and changed my life. He performed a very complicated surgery on me that was 100% successful. He is a wonderful surgeon and doctor and specially a great human being that takes cares of his patients as if they were part of his family.
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Great surgeon but be prepared for a long wait any time you want to see him. I am always early to my appointments and the shortest wait I've experienced was 2 hours beyond my scheduled appointment time.
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Dr. Gonzalez cares about the whole patient. He is caring and takes time, beyond what I have ever experienced with a surgeon both personally and as a nursing professional for 35 years. He wants to do what is going to give his patients the best quality of life.
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