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  • Urologist Dr. Robert R. Kester joins Lake Region Healthcare

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    August 14, 2019
    Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Robert R. Kester, FACS, to our medical staff.
     
    Dr. Kester graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and 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.
     
    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.  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 said he decided to search for a quieter area than Miami and while hospital recruiters from all over the country sought him out and he visited several sites, he felt Lake Region Healthcare had the best fit for him, in terms of medical practice and lifestyle. “I am very pleased to join the medical staff at LRH,” he said.
     
     
    About Lake Region Healthcare
    Lake Region Healthcare is living out its vision to be Minnesota's preeminent regional healthcare partner. With over 85 medical staff and over 900 employees, its team is dedicated to serving its patients and community with integrity, teamwork, compassion and excellence. For more information about Lake Region Healthcare, visit www.lrhc.org.
    Contact:
    Katie Johnson, VP, Marketing and Communications
    (218) 736-8193
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