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Ronald Gonzalez, D.O.

Ronald Gonzalez, D.O.

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance

4.8 out of 5 stars
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Orthopaedics & Physical Performance - Penfield

Platinum Office Complex
2064 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road
Penfield, NY 14526

About Me

I am an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in all aspects of upper extremity disorders, specifically sports injuries, trauma and degenerative conditions of the hand, shoulder and elbow, including microsurgery. I have been practicing since 2010 and have been at the University of Rochester since 201...
I am an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in all aspects of upper extremity disorders, specifically sports injuries, trauma and degenerative conditions of the hand, shoulder and elbow, including microsurgery. I have been practicing since 2010 and have been at the University of Rochester since 2012.

I have been privileged to be the Hand Fellowship Program Director this year and truly enjoy teaching both residents and fellows the

Certified Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery - American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Surgery of the Hand - American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Hand Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2009 - 2010

Residency, Orthopaedics, UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine-GME. 2005 - 2009

Internship, Orthopaedics, UMDNJ/University of Medicine/Dentistry New Jersey. 2004 - 2005


DO | University Of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-Osteopathic Medicine Stratford. 2004


Journal Articles

Dorsal Fracture-Dislocations of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint.

Gonzalez RM, Hammert WC

The Journal of hand surgery.. 2015 December 40 (12):2453-5. Epub 10/17/2015.

Evaluation of patients' perception of safety to drive after outpatient, minimally invasive procedures of the hand.

Hammert WC, Gonzalez R, Elfar JC

Hand : official journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery.. 2012 December 7 (4):447-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.8 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Very caring doctor. Explained very well!

Apr 24, 2024

4.6 stars

Dr Gonzalez was caring and kind. He thoroughly explained treatment options. [...]

Mar 21, 2024

3.8 stars

The doctor was friendly and listened to my concerns.

Mar 17, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Gonzalez is very clear in his discussion of my condition and treatment. I will recommend him highly.

Mar 15, 2024

5.0 stars

Good experience

Jan 13, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Gonzalez is extremely polite, and genuine.

Jan 12, 2024

3.4 stars

Disappointing visit compared to many other times at this location.

Sep 22, 2023

5.0 stars

First visit for Carpal Tunnel. Doctor was very helpful explaining condition and options.

Aug 18, 2023

5.0 stars

Working with Dr. Gonzalez was a pleasure. He was thorough, knowledgeable, empathetic and seemed to really care about what was happening with my daughter. I had full confidence in him and his NP Karen Sorosky. I appreciate so much the follow ups from them and their engagement in her treatment. I would highly recommend them.

Aug 04, 2023

5.0 stars


Jun 08, 2023


Dr. Gonzales is one of the best doctors that I have ever seen. I absolutely understand how hard the docs in the practice work and that they need to keep moving, however 10 more minutes with the provider would have been nice.

Jun 07, 2023


Each visit I have had, I arrive anxious and in tears. I feel at ease after speaking with Dr. Gonzalez each time.

May 31, 2023


Dr. Gonzalez is a very good provider and I already recommended his office

May 26, 2023


The doctor and resident worked very well together. I felt cared for and understood.

May 05, 2023


Dr. Gonzales is amazing everytime. He is excellent at procedures, explanations and answering questions, and he is a fun ball of energy

Apr 12, 2023


Yes, I would recommend him, with one caveat. He seems to have a large surgeon's ego.

Apr 12, 2023


Liked that I felt I had options, surgery to potentially correct problem or wait. Potential to not improve with surgery. Didnt really talk about what might happen if untreated.

Mar 24, 2023


I have recommended him already

Mar 14, 2023


I will say Dr. Gonzalez gives explanations very quickly and sometimes I have trouble processing what he is saying and find myself leaving the office with additional questions I then have, that come to me after the appointment has ended. I think he is very intelligent and knowledgeable and just thinks more quickly than I.

Feb 24, 2023


Good experience

Jan 18, 2023


Provider spent very little time with me, seemed rushed.

Dec 19, 2022



Dec 18, 2022


Explanations of treatment options was very thorough.

Dec 17, 2022


Perfect is good enough

Dec 15, 2022


Dr Gonzalez was amazing! He made me feel very comfortable with what everything I was going through. Very highly recommend !

Dec 13, 2022


Dr.G. Has been wonderful with my treatment. I have total appreciation for him fitting me into his scheduleAnd dealing with my problematic arthritic problems.

Dec 08, 2022


They were very helpful and answered all my questions.

Nov 15, 2022



Oct 18, 2022


Dr Gonzalez is great

Oct 16, 2022


Provider did not examine me or look at the imaging another provider ordered. We were together only about 3 minutes. Based on my description of problem determined he would not be able to help me. [...]

Oct 12, 2022


Wasn't explained what to expect for future procedure, very rushed and behind seeing patients and I get rushed. This isn't the normal when I see him but based on this particular date of device it was rushed.

Sep 14, 2022


I've had a very good experience with Dr. Gonzalez. I would not hesitate to see him again if needed.

Sep 13, 2022


Dr. Gonzalez listened to my symptoms and helped me to understand what tests and possible treatments I might need. He also explained that certain treatments might not help if the issue was caused by some other underlining medical issue. I appreciate that Dr. Gonzalez listens to me and helps me understand what may need to done. I also appreciate that he doesn't try to push treatments on me that may not help. I feel he really cares about helping me with my pain and also try to help me live a comfortable life. I trust him wholeheartedly.

Sep 03, 2022


Visit was very brief

Aug 14, 2022


Felt very comfortable in the knowledge provided and path forward for my condition.

Jul 17, 2022


Seemed rushed spending only about 5 minutes with me.

Jul 07, 2022


We discussed Acupuncture & agreed that that would be the best procedure for my continued pain in my elbow. I then approached the front desk for the appt. , only to discover that it was not covered under my [...] Ins. I then spotted (Karen) , Dr. Gonzalez's nurse who gave me two different lists for possible coverage with other providers, that was very helpful information.

Jun 20, 2022


Dr. Gonzalez is top notch!!!

May 30, 2022


[...] When he came into the room he was rushing to leave [...] It honestly wasn't good! [...]

May 19, 2022


Dr. G is the best!

May 16, 2022


Dr. Gonzalez was great so knowledgeable about my Injury and knew exactly what was going on and provided a great plan In dealing with my Issue. He was friendly, professional and very knowledgeable.

May 16, 2022


Dr G is a very caring surgeon and definitely helped put my mind at ease. So thank you Dr G for being you

May 12, 2022


Dr. Gonzalez and the PA that helped me were both wonderful! They discussed options for wrist surgery and my concerns about a race I have coming up. Thank you for being so understanding for my individual needs.

Apr 09, 2022


Good caring group

Mar 19, 2022


No problems.

Mar 18, 2022


I have recommended him to several people

Feb 28, 2022