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Our Practice in the Media


Our Practice in the Media


April 19, 2017

CBS’s The Doctors

Man’s 130-Pound Tumor Began as an Ingrown Hair!


June 29, 2010


Local Docs First In Kern County With New Device – Device Will Benefit Surgeons, Patients At Memorial Hospital

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June 25, 2010


Oildale Man Disfigured By Pit Bull Attack – Local Doctor’s Generosity Helps Victim

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May 6, 2010

Bakersfield Plastic Surgeon Dr. Vip Dev offers these guidelines for gauging whether a patient is a candidate for cosmetic surgery. Dev also offers his candid opinion on the safety and ethics of performing multiple surgeries simultaneously.

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January 30, 2010

Meet this year’s ‘Real Hero’ nominees

Dr. Vipul R. Dev, a Bakersfield plastic surgeon, who went above and beyond to help a local man who didn’t have the resources to pay for much-needed surgery: Lee Lyle, the man who nominated Dev, had been involved in a terrible motorcycle accident…



Channel 23 Local ABC.

Surgeon Tweets In Operating Room

What really goes on in an operating room? DrVipul Dev is using the ever popular communication site to tweet during surgeries. It might sound far-fetched,…



Aug 13, 2009

Doctor Puts Man’s Skull Back Together For Free

Local plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Vipul Dev stepped in to do the surgery for free.



Jun 26, 2009

Man With Repaired Skull Doing Well

DrVipul Dev, a local plastic and reconstructive surgeon, removed the bandages Monday morning and said the healing process…



Jun 30, 2009

Local Plastic Surgeon Helps Man Save Face

Local plastic surgeon DrVipul Dev heard of the family’s hardship and decided to put Lee’s skull back on his head for free. Dev said he is…



Jun 26, 2009

Surgery Gives Man Round Head Again

Dr. Dev said, “It’s always a good feeling, but it’s our job. We are supposed be doing this kind of stuff.”



Jun 30, 2009

Cosmetic Surgery South Of Border Turns Ugly

The bad economy mixed with the quest for beauty can turn ugly for some patients looking to save money on cosmetic surgery.



Apr 22, 2009

Breast Cancer Survivor Gets Reconstructive Surgery

ABC 23 was in the operating room with one woman who chose to get breast reconstruction surgery after she had a mastectomy.



Channel 29/58 CBS/FOX

Bakersfield doctor to tweet in the operating room


Aug 10, 2009 at 1:06 PM PDT

Man recovering after delayed skull surgery


MoreFree surgery restores man’s caved-in cranium Jun 26, 2009 at 7:07 PM PDT

For over a year, Lee Lyle has lived with a caved-in cranium. Financial problems kept him from getting necessary reconstructive surgery, and he called Eyewitness News for help. A local doctor saw the story, and offered to perform the life-changing surgery for free! More


Doctor volunteers to give man skull surgery

Jun 1, 2009 at 6:34 PM PDT

A Bakersfield man will finally get the surgery he needs for his injured skull. A local doctor will do the surgery — for free — after seeing Lee Lyle’s story on an Eyewitness News investigation. Part of the man’s skull bone has been kept in his abdomen for a year. More


Channel 17 NBC

17 Followup: Man with half a skull to get surgery

Lee Lyle has been living with half a skull since having surgery more than a year ago. Now a local doctor has offered his services for free.


Botched plastic surgery, Part I: One woman tells her story

May 5, 2009 at 5:54 PM PDT

A Bakersfield resident named “Lola” was wanting to regain the shape she had before having children. Like many others, she looked for a better price on surgery and traveled to Mexico last year — a choice she says she’ll regret for life.


Botched plastic surgery, Part II: One woman tells her story

May 6, 2009 at 6:06 PM PDT

A Bakersfield resident named “Lola” was wanting to regain the shape she had before having children. Like many others, she looked for a better price on surgery and traveled to Mexico last year — a choice she says she’ll regret for life. More


Man has skull fixed by volunteer surgeon

Monday, the surgical team who volunteered to help a Bakersfield man get his life back, answered questions about the procedure.


Real hero nominees announced

The nominees are out for the 2009 Real Heroes Awards.

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