Dr. Dean Cestari, MD

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Age 48
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Dr. Dean Cestari, MD
Dr. Dean Cestari, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Cestari is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital.

Main Campus

243 Charles St

Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information
Dr. Dean Cestari, MD

Dr. Dean Cestari, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Network Health
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Cestari's Experience

Dr. Cestari's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Neurology and Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology
  • Neurology

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)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Botulism
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cyclotropia
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Dystonia
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery

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 26 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Cestari's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
in Foxboro |
I suffered with double vision for years, that is no longer the case thanks to Dr Cestari and his team. I had surgery 12 days ago, and just left my follow up appointment. I found Dr Cestari and his team to be compassionate, caring, and thorough. I would highly recommend Dr Cestari to my family and friends. My experiences have been positive from the start. From Tatiana at the front desk, to the observing students, to the resident Dr's,to Dr. Cestari, I can give to enthusiastic thumbs up!
Chestnut Hill, MA |
Dr. Cestari did an incredible job. I had severe strabismus in my left eye due to a neuro- ophthalmological I had for over 27 years. He corrected my eye muscle to the point where it looks exactly like my other eye. He answered all my questions in the appointments leading up to the surgery and in the follow-up appointments. also has a great bedside manner.
in Warwick, RI |
I have recently had the pleasure of being treated by Dr. Dean Cestari at Mass Eye and Ear. I found him to be a gentle communicator, a very passionate physician, a clinician who was willing to take the extra time to teach and guide the patient thru the procedural process, a physician who is accessible to the patient and the family system, and a physician who is so skilled in his area of expertise. During the months prior to and following my surgery Dr. Cestari was patient and kind to me.
Corrine, thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear about your positive experience with Dr. Cestari!
in Boston, MA |
Dr. Cestari came highly recommended to me from one of his prior patients. He is passionate about improving his patients' quality of life by fixing their adult strabismus and he is concerned with the welfare of his patients. I am very thankful that he performed my surgery and he and his team were wonderful with handling any and all concerns I had about the procedure. It also helps that he has a wonderful sense of humor.
in Tewksbury, MA |
After 13 Months of suffering with very uncomfortable double vision, Dr Cestari and his staff were able to precicisely diagnose and solve my problem in one visit.
Thousand Oaks, CA |
Dr. Cestari and staff at Massachusetts Eye Ear provided excellent service during pre and post operation, and date of strabismus surgery. Aspects of this service included thorough explanation of each process, attentive staff, all of which built trust, showing a high level of patient care in the overall procedure, helping to understand outcome expectation, treatment and follow up.
Williamstown, MA |
Amazing what he is able to do. Nice manner with patients. I was there for strabismus surgery, and if you are, be prepared that the early visits will be lengthy. The residents, who are very helpful, will take a lot of information and measurements, then he will come in to finalize measurements and decide what the options are. He made the after-surgery adjustment easy. The whole operation is well-run and professional, and everyone is nice.
in Southington, CT |
Dr. Cestari is an excellent Doctor. My daughter has ataxia and with that diagnosis she had double vision. Dr. Cestari was very thorough with both her surgeries. He has an outstanding personality with superlative knowledge in his field. I would highly recommend Dr. Cestari.
in Marshfield, MA |
Dr Cestari was very thorough and informative. My realignment procedure went exceptionally well and I'm very pleased.?
Andover, MA |
It has been a year long journey with double vision that culminated with strabismus surgery on May 26. Throughout this journey Dr Cestari was the thorough professional as many have mentioned plus caring and patient. A month after the surgery, my double vision has gone as the healing process continues, under Dr Cestari's care.
in Spencer, ma |
Thought he was a great surgeon. Went in and out without a problem. Very satisfied with how my eyes came out
in Manchester, NH |
On June 14, 2017 Dr. Cestari preformed surgery on my eyes to correct double vision caused by my graves disease. The surgery was a complete SUCESS, I no longer have to wear prism glasses and I am seeing 20/25.. Dr. Cestari was very professional and explained every detail to me before the surgery. I am so happy to have my eyesight back . I would recommend him to anyone that has double vision he truly is a exceptional and confident Dr.
in Yarmouth, MA |
I had been struggling with double vision for years. Through the years I have seen many specialists to investigate the cause and understand my problem. On my initial visit with Doctor Cestari; he thoroughly listened to my history and examined my eyes. I never felt rushed. After the exam he explained his diagnosis and my treatment options. I had many questions; he respectfully took his time to answer them all. I am relieved and happy with my successful, corrective surgery.
Newton Highlands, MA |
Dr. Cestari is a world class, brilliant surgeon. He can decipher the complex cases and create an approach to your care that few have the skill to deliver. His team and staff are terrific. Yes, you will have to wait for your appointment. Bring a book or a phone charger 'cause the wait is worth ever minute. Dr. Cestari really cares about making your life better.
in Maine |
I've been a patient of Dr. Cestari's for a few years. Although Massachusetts Eye and Ear is many miles from my home, I choose to travel to Boston because I have great confidence in Dr. Cestari. He is highly skilled, knowledgeable, and caring. I feel so fortunate that our local ophthalmologist referred me to Dr. Cestari.
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Dr. Cestari accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Network Health
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Cestari has admitting privileges

Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114
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