Dr. Daren Kest, DO

Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology  |  
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Age 51
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Dr. Daren Kest, DO
I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, 1 of 4 boys and 1 sister. My father was an oral surgeon and my mother was in the scrap metal business. The majority of my training was in Detroit and I finished up my training in Indianapolis under the renowned surgeon, Dr. Ronald Hamaker. I met my wife in Indianapolis. She was a medical administrator within the fellowship program that I attended in head and neck surgery and microvascular reconstruction. We have two children, an older daughter and a son we adopted from Guatemala. I currently practice the greater St. Louis area employed with the BJC medical group.

1225 Graham Rd Ste C-1340

Florissant, MO 63031

Contact Information

(314) 439-1292

Dr. Daren Kest, DO

Dr. Daren Kest, DO

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Care Philosophy

I believe in caring for the patient from start to finish. Seeing them through their condition. Always keeping an open dialogue making them feel comfortable questioning and understanding the decisions being made in guiding their care.
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Dr. Kest's Experience

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Dr. Kest's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology
  • Board certified in Head & Neck Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Rhinology
  • Sleep Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Head & Neck Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board*
85

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Lymphoma
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Paralysis
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Tumor of the Head and-or Neck
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Coblation Tonsillectomy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

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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

  • Oakland University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Michigan State University College Of Osteopathic Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Oakland General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Michigan State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kest's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kest to family and friends
4.6
based on 19 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Kest's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Brighton, IL |
My husband was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. He was referred to Dr. Kest by out FNP. Dr. Kest thoroughly explain the surgery. He spent time making sure we understood everything. My husband's surgery was much more complicated than expected, because their were tiny hair like veins wrapped around his thyroid. As a result, the surgery went longer than anticipated. Dr. Kest sent his nurse to the waiting room to chat with us, to explain what was going on. He didn't leave us hanging.
in Alton, IL |
Wonderful Dr. and a very caring and kind man. Thoroughly explained my cancer and answered all my questions. Operated on my throat cancer with a robot and did an excellent job, saved my life. I can't say enough good things about him.
in Ballwin, MO |
I had an appointment with Dr. Kest today, and he was so great. Not only was he right on time, but he really took the time to address the issues I was having, and explained everything well. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
in Godfrey, IL |
I chose Dr Kest over my primary care physicians referral and I am so happy I did. Another doctor found a lump in my throat and that can be very unsettling. Dr Kest was so reassuring, gave me a great explanation of my condition and I was able to get in to see him 3 days after my biopsy. He was right on which made the wait so much easier to get through... along with prayer of course. Love that he walked in announcing no cancer!
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