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Robert R. Kester, MD, FACS

Primary specialties




Lake Region Healthcare


Lake Region Healthcare


Spanish, English

Provider bio

Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) welcomed Dr. Robert R. Kester to our Urology Department in 2019.

Upon graduation from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, he completed his urology residency at Brookdale University Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Kester also completed a subspecialized Fellowship at the University of Miami in voiding dysfunction and reconstructive urology.

He has over 25 years of experience in the field of Urology and most recently practiced at UroPhysicians, LLC in Hialeah, Florida. Prior to working in Florida, Dr. Kester practiced for more than 20 years in Maine. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Kester is Board Certified in Urology, the specialized branch of surgery treating disorders of the kidney and bladder in male and female patients, and prostate for men. He offers diagnostic and treatment options for all general, adult urological cases, including medical, surgical and minimally­ invasive treatments. He has expertise in the surgical repair of female cystocele and/or rectocele, and sling placement for female incontinence. In addition, he has specialized training and expertise in penile prosthesis implantation.

In-office procedures include cystoscopy, ultrasound, urodynamics, and vasectomy. A common procedure for men is prostate biopsy. Office procedures are done with local anesthesia for maximum patient comfort.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Kester has authored many medical reports and served as an editor in leading urology journals. He has presented his research findings at national meetings in the U.S., and abroad. In residency, his research earned a national prize.

Dr. Kester has worked in the development of patent applications and prototypes of new urological catheter designs and has also served as a volunteer physician with the West Africa Fistula Foundation in Sierra Leone, West Africa, repairing vesico-vaginal fistulas in women in Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa.

His hobbies include stained glass creations. He enjoys being physically active, and plans to continue working to stay physically fit. He enjoys swimming and likes road cycling in summer. Prior he practiced in Maine and is an avid skier.

Dr. Kester decided to search for a quieter area than Miami. Hospital recruiters from all over the country sought him out. He visited several sites, and felt the initial visit to Lake Region Healthcare had the best fit for him, in terms of medical practice and lifestyle. He is very pleased to join the medical staff at LRH.