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This spot is reserved for the best of the best! We’ll dig through our postings and highlight what we think are the most awesome pieces of content for you to check out! If you read anything, read these posts. You won’t be disappointed (we hope!) 🙂

Ask Dr. Weiss: What was it like operating on President Mandela?

Listen to Richard Weiss MD explain his feelings about the experience as well as what he learned from the former South African president.… More »

Dr. Weiss on Botox

Have you heard Dr. Weiss talk about Botox Cosmetic? You really should! 🙂 After all, Dr. Weiss has been using Botox since the late 80’s, before it was all the rage in getting rid of wrinkles.… More »

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A Complete Look at Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

We want our patients to be as informed as possible before making any decisions concerning their health.  That’s why we’re thrilled to bring you a complete and detailed look at the eyelid surgery process from pre-operative visit to before and after pictures. While the Internet and sites like YouTube make it trivial to find example videos of any number of procedures, we believe it is invaluable to see YOUR physician (or potential physician) at work.  Surgery is an art as well as a science; it is important to see the… More »

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Ask Dr. Weiss – What’s the Best Part of Your Job?

Dr. Weiss has been practicing medicine in Newport Beach for over 25 years! So we thought we’d ask him after all that experience, what’s the best part of being an oculoplastic surgeon?… More »

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Ask Dr. Weiss – Asian Eyelid Surgery

Asian eyelid surgery requires a specialized knowledge of the unique physiological characteristics of the asian eyelid. Because of this, oculoplastic surgeons are often the best choice because of their focus on eyelid surgery as a specialty. Listen to Dr. Weiss discuss a patient and their fantastic results (complete with before and after pictures of course).… More »

Local Anesthesia and Singing in the OR!

Local Anesthesia and Singing in the OR!

Well here’s something you might not see everyday! As you might be well aware, Dr. Weiss is a big fan of local anesthesia; he feels it’s a safer choice that leads to more accurate results! But how do the patients feel about it? Well, here’s one patient that seems fairly comfortable with our choice. But we’ll let him do the talking…er…singing. 🙂 Local Anesthesia and Singing in the OR!… More »

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Dr. Weiss’ Memorial Day Commemoration – America the Beautiful

Help me honor and remember those who died for our country, and pray that many less will need to die in the future.  … More »

Happy Mother’s Day 2016!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the fantastic Moms (and moms-to-be!) that make up our family of patients! With the help of multi-track recording and auto harmony, Dr. Weiss has put together a little video to convey a special thank you to our Moms.  For best sound quality, listen to this video using headphones.  … More »

Springsteen at the LA Sports Arena 2016

Continuing our musical trend, Dr. Weiss attended the Springsteen concert last weekend and was super excited to tell you all about it. Of course, still images and text were not going to do The Boss justice. So he stitched together this awesome video summary of Springsteen’s final concert at the LA Sports Arena (the venue is scheduled to be closed and demolished later this year). We’ve got jumping crowds, classic songs clips, Dr. Weiss at 19 years old, and a surprise duet! But we can’t say anymore – you’ve got… More »

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Local vs. General Anesthesia

Local anesthesia leads to safer and more accurate results in eyelid surgery, and Dr. Weiss is a proponent of local anesthesia when performing eyelid surgeries in his office. Local anesthesia allows for small, localized areas to be made numb as opposed to general anesthesia which puts the patient “to sleep” and requires an anesthesiologist to be present. But what makes local anesthesia the better choice for eyelid surgery? Watch the short video and find out more!  … More »

Friends and Patient Appreciation Party

Friends and Patient Appreciation Party

Sometimes we just like to say thank you to our awesome family of patients and friends, hang out, and have a little fun. And that’s exactly what we did this summer! We couldn’t invite everyone (at least not until the SuperDome rent drops a little), but some lucky folks got to eat, drink and be merry with a little accompaniment by the fabulous live music of Nutty Jazz. Hope to see YOU at our next get-together! You can find more about Nutty Jazz and their music here: http://nuttyjazz.com/… More »

Mother’s Day 2015 iPad Winner!

Better late than never! We’re finally posting the winner of our Mother’s Day 2015 iPad Mini contest! Here’s the winner of our Mothers Day special, which not only offered a discount for our family of patients but also provided a chance to win a brand-new iPad mini. Congratulations to Vikki on winning our contest! Below is a look at the video of Dr. Weiss and Vikki as they explore an impromptu explanation of the song and its translation. Thank you very much to all our participants!… More »

A Legend Dies – Personal Thoughts on Stopping Mandela’s Tears

Mandela’s death at age 95, though not unexpected, affected me more than I thought it would – it seems that the world is somehow diminished without his unique spirit. In 1988, I was summoned to South Africa to perform an eyelid operation on President Mandela to cure his tearing. What I’d like to share is this personal encounter with Madiba and how that affected me. Naturally, I had wanted to share the small story of my time with South Africa’s legendary patriarch, but the political climate at the time forbade… More »

A Special Thank You Message from Dr. Weiss to his Patients

It’s been 25 wonderful years here in Newport Beach, and Dr. Weiss just wanted to tell you all thank you!… More »

Dr. Weiss plays “Easter Parade” for his poodle Bisou

Dr. Weiss plays “Easter Parade” for his poodle Bisou. Wishing everyone a very happy holiday!… More »

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Dr. Weiss to perform at annual “Doctors in the Desert” concert to benefit deserving students

If you’ve been a patient of Dr. Weiss’, you already know he’s an accomplished musician. So we’re extremely honored to be invited to perform at the “Doctors in the Desert” concert put on by the Steinway Society of Riverside County “Doctors in the Desert” is a fundraiser for piano lesson scholarships for deserving students. The concert will take place on March 25 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Scott McNealy (of Sun Microsystems fame!), and will feature (in addition to Dr. Weiss and others) guest artist Dr. Jungwon Jin… More »