Jonathan Pavlinec, M.D.

Dr. Jonathan Pavlinec, MD, a native of Florida, is one of few Endourological Society fellowship-trained urologists in the southeast with dual advanced training in robotic/laparoscopic surgery and endourology/stone disease. He graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a degree in Microbiology. He attended the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and graduated at the top of his medical school class.

He then completed his surgical training at UF Health Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. During his residency, he received numerous honors including the UF College of Medicine/Society of Teaching Scholars Outstanding Resident Educator Award. He also was a three-time recipient of the annual UF Department of Urology Academic Excellence Award. Following his graduation, he scored in the highest tier of The American Board of Urology Qualifying Exam and remained at UF for fellowship.

While completing his fellowship, Dr. Pavlinec gained advanced training in complex robotic and laparoscopic urologic procedures, specifically in the areas of prostate and kidney surgery. He held Staff/Attending Urologist privileges at UF Health Shands Hospital and the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center as part of an adjunct-faculty appointment in the Department of Urology. In this role, his practice included many of the most challenging urologic conditions in the southeast, with an emphasis on complex kidney stone management. His commitment to patient-centered care and clinical/surgical excellence was recognized as he was peer-elected to the UF Chapter of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society at the conclusion of his UF appointment.

His research has been published in several major urologic journals and textbooks in the areas of prostate cancer, kidney cancer, urologic reconstruction and kidney stone disease. He has also presented at numerous national and international urologic conferences, and his fellowship project studying kidney stone formation was awarded second place in the national Endourological Society Essay Contest.

His practice includes all aspects of urology, with an emphasis on personalized urologic care. He sees patients out of the Sun City Center office and has operative privileges at Tampa General Hospital/Brandon Healthplex, South Bay Hospital, St. Joseph’s South Hospital-South, and South Florida Baptist Hospital.


  • University of Florida – B.S. Microbiology and Cell Science – Gainesville, FL
  • University of South Florida College of Medicine – Tampa, FL


  • UF Health Shands Hospital – General Surgery – Gainesville, FL


  • UF Health Shands Hospital – Urology – Gainesville, FL
  • UF Health Shands Hospital – Chief Resident in Urology – Gainesville, FL


  • UF Health Shands Hospital/ Gainesville VA Medical Center – Endourology/Minimally Invasive
  • Surgery – Gainesville, FL

Board Certification:

  • Board Certified – Urology

Professional Society Membership:

  • American Urological Association
  • Endourological Society

Clinical Expertise:

  • Urology
  • Urological Surgery

Special Interests:

  • Percutaneous and Endoscopic Stone Management
  • Robotics/Laparoscopy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Renal Cancer
  • General Urology

Urology Specialties:

  • Robotic Surgery  
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment of Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Urological Conditions
  • Prostate, Kidney and Bladder Cancer 
  • Ureteral strictures
  • Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction
  • BPH
  • Kidney and Ureteral Stones
  • Adrenal Lesions
  • Low Testosterone
  • Recurrent UTIs
  • Urinary Dysfunction

Urology Treatments:

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Radical Prostatectomy (Robotic)
  • Simple (subtotal) Prostatectomy (Robotic)
  • Partial Nephrectomy (Robotic)
  • Radical Nephrectomy (Robotic and Laparoscopic)
  • Nephroureterectomy (Robotic)
  • Adrenalectomy (Robotic and Laparoscopic) 
  • Pyeloplasty (Robotic)
  • Endoscopic Surgical Therapy (TURP, TURBT)
  • Greenlight Laser XPS system for BPH (Endoscopic)
  • Urolift for BPH (Endoscopic)
  • Thulium Laser treatment of Urothelial Carcinoma (Endoscopic)
  • Advanced ureteroscopy for stone disease (Endoscopic) 
  • Percutaneous stone removal (PCNL, Endoscopic, stent-free)
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
  • Sacral Neuromodulation
  • Intravesical Botox
  • No-Scalpel Vasectomy
  • Aquablation