Dr. Daren Kest, DO

Dr. Daren Kest, DO

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Daren Kest, DO is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Florissant, MO and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Michigan State University College Of Osteopathic Med in 1994 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, sleep medicine otolaryngology, and more.Read his story

1225 Graham Rd Ste C-1340

Florissant, MO 63031

Contact Information

(314) 953-6093

Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
very high
more than 99% of peers
Broken Nose
very high
more than 99% of peers
Facial Fracture
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Kest's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kest "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. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kest "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."

6  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Rhinology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology

1  Board Certifications

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

105  Conditions Treated

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43  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Coblation Tonsillectomy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • 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)
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • 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

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • 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

Dr. Kest has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kest's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kest to family and friends
24 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kest's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. Kest is so wonderful and caring. His staff was super helpful and everyone there really cares. Could not ask for a better ENT.
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Im a 39 year old women,I found a lap in my neck, I was referred to Dr. Kest by my friend. I needed a biopsy and I absolutely did not want to get it because I am VERY VERY afraid of needles,but the doctor helped me to see how important it was for me to get the biopsy I’m so glad I did he is a ...more
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I took my infant to him for tongue and lip tie and was told that he didn't feel she had tongue tie. He also stated that he would not do a lip tie procedure at this time. I found another facility who specializes in tongue and lip tie and they performed the procedure that day. She was stage 4 lip tie...more
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Dr. Kest is extremely knowledgeable. He was genuinely concerned for my health and longevity, and preformed an operation that drastically improved my breathing. He also helped refer me to a GI doctor for concerns of my persistent acid re-flux. He is a top notch doctor, has a very caring demenur, and...more
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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...more
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