Dr. Dean Cestari, MD

Dr. Dean Cestari, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
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Dr. Dean Cestari, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Sackler School Of Medicine, Tel Aviv University in 1998 and specializes in ophthalmology.

243 Charles St

Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 98% of peers
Extraocular Muscle Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cestari "Dr. Dean Cestari is a fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologist at Mass. Eye and Ear. He treats patients for central nervous system disorders that affect vision."


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.


  • Sackler School Of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Ny Presbyterian Cornell Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • New York Presbyterian/Cornell
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Ny Presbyterian Cornell Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cestari has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cestari's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cestari to family and friends
based on 36 total reviews (24 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Cestari's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (24)

Dr Cestari was very professional. He explained fully my eye problem, listed all my options and we worked out a plan.
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Due to Graves Disease, I had Adult Strabismus (double vision) for 20 years. I was referred to Dr. Cestari for surgery to correct my vision. I was petrified to have surgery on my eyes but I could not see anymore. I just had my surgery a month ago and I am ecstatic I can see straight and clearly. Dr....more
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Denise, we're happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience with Dr. Cestari and his team!

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No superlative could adequately express the magnificent level of care that I received while under Dr. Cestari's care. Besides his extraordinary medical skills, which improved my eyesight as well as the quality of my life, Dr. Cesatari's empathy, patience, and ability to listen made his sincere...more
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James Corridan, thanks for your praise and kind comments about Dr. Cestari!

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Dr. Cestari is a consummate professional, who did a thorough job of diagnosing, recommending and explaining procedures related to my Adult Strabismus (Double Vision) surgery. Would highly recommend him to anyone dealing with this condition.
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Clifford D, thank you for taking the time to write a recommendation for Dr. Cestari!

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I would highly recommend Dr. Cestari. He is a extremely skilled surgeon. I had surgery for double vision and am so grateful to have single vision again. Dr Cestari is kind, he explains things clearly and answers any questions you may have. He and his staff treat patient's with respect. I have...more
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C. Donoghue, thanks for your praise and kind comments about Dr. Cestari and his team.

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