Bakersfield Surgeon, Dr. Darshan Shah, Voted Best Plastic Surgeon for Fourth Year Running
After tallying more than 4,000 votes, Dr. Darshan Shah, of Beautologie Medical Group, was chosen Best Plastic Surgeon for the fourth year in a row by the Bakersfield Californian newspaper’s annual Best of Kern County poll. A national leader in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Shah’s popularity within the Bakersfield community comes as much from his bedside manner as from his spectacular results.
Bakersfield, CA, June 9, 2009—Bakersfield Life magazine has announced the results of the Bakersfield Californian’s annual Best of Kern County poll. For the fourth year in a row, Dr. Darshan Shah, of Beautologie Medical Group, has been chosen as the best plastic surgeon in Bakersfield and the surrounding communities.
After totaling more than 4,000 votes cast by the people of Kern County via mail-in and, in the greatest number ever recorded, online votes, Shah was once again awarded the honor. Even after winning in 2006, 2007, and 2008, the 2009 designation—the poll’s 16th year running—is no less significant to Shah.
“I am every bit as excited as I was in 2006,” he reveals, “because it comes from the people in Bakersfield. Receiving this honor means to me that not only are patients pleased with my work, but equally as important, they appreciate my personal investment in their outcomes.”
Here, he speaks of what others term his “warm disposition” and “genuine concern for his patients”: In an industry where egos can overshadow good results, Dr. Shah is known as one of the nicest guys in cosmetic surgery. Considered a friend by many past patients, he has built a reputation as the go-to surgeon for those who seek as close to perfection as possible; but he is also sought out by those who place emphasis on feeling emotionally comfortable and having their concerns addressed honestly by a surgeon who values his time with the patient.
As the founder and medical director of Beautologie—which now boasts a four-person team of surgical specialists—Shah continues to value his involvement in the Bakersfield community. For a surgeon who is enjoying national recognition for pioneering the most effective in less invasive procedures, post-op phone calls to see how a patient is feeling are more the norm than the exception.
To read more about the annual Best of Kern County awards, visit http://www.bakersfieldlife.com/home/ViewPost/101219.
To speak to Dr. Shah or a member of his team, or to schedule a free consultation, call (661) 865-5009 or visit www.drshah.com for a preliminary virtual consultation.
Dr. Darshan Shah, MD, FACS, is one of the industry’s most widely respected plastic and reconstructive surgeons. With offices in Bakersfield and Malibu, California, he specializes in breast and body procedures including tummy tucks, liposuction, breast augmentation, and breast lifts. Dr. Shah’s credentials include Board Certification by the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and specialized training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the prestigious Mayo Clinic. His extensive training, combined with the experience of over 8000 surgical procedures, has earned him the “Best in Bakersfield” title in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. At the Kern Medical Center—University of California, San Diego, his work in breast cancer surgery earned him the Helfert award, given only to the most outstanding surgical chief resident. Additionally, he is currently ranked among the top 10 breast augmentation surgeons statewide and has been featured on television shows including the Dr. Phil Show, Cutting Edge MDs 3, Extreme Makeover, The Wellness Hour, and the Today Show, as well as in numerous magazines and newspapers including The New York Times.