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Dr. Daren Kest, DO

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Kest

Dr. Daren Kest, DO is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Florissant, MO and has been practicing for 18 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.


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Dr. Kest's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kest treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kest treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kest treats Head or Neck Lump or Swelling more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kest treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Sinusitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kest treats Sinusitis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kest treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kest's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Lymphoma
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Coblation Tonsillectomy
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • 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 Fracture
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Nerve Palsy
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Tumor of the Head and-or Neck
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Rhinology

Board Certifications

Education

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

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4.4

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1 Star
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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 excellent doctor and I really trust him he is very genuine,concern,and caring, I would recommend him to my closest friend,he’s an “old school Doctor”the Best kind and he’s from my home town “Detroit”
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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 and stage 2 tongue tie (now gaining weight). I feel that with other procedures he would be a great Dr and have heard nothing bad about him but I feel that he is not confident in the above procedures
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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 overall was excellent to work with.
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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 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.
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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.
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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!
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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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