As a dedicated Surgical Ophthalmologist, Dr. Kesty is an expert in the functions, diseases, and anatomy of the eye. He is one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the United States and Canada. A graduate of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Dr. Kesty has over three decades of experience in the field of Ophthalmology. Advancing excellence in eye care, he is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology, an independent, non-profit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists in the United States of America.
Dr. Kesty grew up in Duluth Minnesota, where he was the Valedictorian of his high school class. His academic excellence continued into college at Gustavus Adolphus College where he was a Northwest Scholar and earned the Outstanding Student Award. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Gustavus Adolphus with a degree in Biology. After college, he attended Mayo Medical School where he was an Alworth Scholar. Dr. Kesty completed his Ophthalmology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. After passing the Ophthalmology Boards, Dr. Kesty did a fellowship in Oculoplastic Ophthalmology and Facial Plastic Surgery at Albany Medical College. Dr. Kesty is a celebrated author of many peer-reviewed publications and textbooks. His research includes the topics of Macular Degeneration, Retinoblastoma, Optic Nerve Sheath Decompression, Diplopia, Blepharospasm, Dry Eye, and Facial Reconstruction after Skin Cancer Surgery.
Dr. Kesty joined St. Petersburg Skin and Laser in September 2020 after spending more than 30 years in his own private practice in North Bay, Ontario. Dr. Kesty brings his expertise on the eye and facial plastic surgery to the patients of St. Petersburg Skin and Laser. Dr. Kesty is the in-house Oculoplastic surgeon that repairs defects around the eye after Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer. Dr. Kesty also performs blepharoplasties (eyelid surgeries) to improve the cosmetic appearance of the eye area and face. Dr. Kesty also assists the Laser Surgeons at St. Petersburg Skin and Laser during laser cases around the eye. Dr. Kesty is excited to serve the St. Petersburg community as a physician at St. Petersburg Skin and Laser.