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Welcome to my blog! My goal here is to get more personal – and simply share stuff with my friends, family, and patients!  You can expect some posts on the latest advances in cosmetic surgery (although it seems like there’ll be a fair amount of music-related posts – they’re too much fun to make!) I also expect that we’ll have more contests and free stuff, special events and even very special guests!

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An old image of Basin St, in black and white.

Basin Street Blues

January 6, 2020

“Basin Street Blues" is a song often performed by Dixieland jazz bands, written by Spencer Williams (words and music) in 1928 and first recorded that year by Louis Armstrong. (Williams also wrote the music for “I Ain’t Got Nobody”, popularized by Louis Prima.) It’s one of the greatest of all blues songs. Named after the main street of the famous Storyville district, the red-light district of early 20th-century New Orleans, north of the French Quarter. It became a red light district in 1897. Notable recordings: Lous Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Bing Crosby, and Fats Waller. Sam Cooke, Dr. John, Willie Nelson, Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis. This performance is dedicated to my friend Todd B, with whom I’ve shared many good times in the Crescent City. Enjoy, Dr. Weiss Related post: Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans P.S.  For anyone wanting to read more about this quintessential jazz song: Pianist and composer Spencer Williams titled this number after the street where he lived as a youngster with his aunt. But the house he lived in was Mahogany Hall, probably the most famous brothel of Storyville. Williams composed the tune in 1928, eleven years after Storyville [...]
Stevie Wonder

Lately

December 30, 2019

"Lately" is a song by Stevie Wonder recorded for his nineteenth album ‘Hotter than July’ (1980). The recording sessions were primarily done at Wonderland Studios in Los Angeles (which Wonder had recently acquired). This song’s powerful emotional strength is largely because of evocative lyrics such as “far more frequently you're wearing perfume with you say no special place to go”, “just the other night while you were sleeping I vaguely heard you whisper someone's name” and “what I really feel my eyes won't let me hide, ‘cause they always start to cry.” But, as usual, the music is also pretty powerful, especially the key change after the deceptive cadence just before the last chorus. And, really especially when sung with Stevie’s incomparable vocals! For this song Stevie Wonder must have had a lot of fun - being not only responsible for vocals but also synthesizer, drums, Fender Rhodes, bass guitar, clavinet, background vocals, ARP, vocoder, piano, harpsichord, celeste, keyboards, harmonica, cabasa, percussion, bells, handclaps, flute! This performance is dedicated to Stevie. Please enjoy my humble piano version. Dr. Weiss Related posts: The Secret Life of Plants We Can Work It Out Bosendorfer piano sound - For this recording I’m playing [...]

A musical house call

November 4, 2019

South of the Border: A musical house call The other evening I was visiting with my good friend and patient Stephen.  We enjoy sharing music together. “South of the Border" is a popular song describing a trip to Mexico, written by Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr and published in 1939 for the film of the same name starring country star Gene Autry. Great song! Such imagery and pathos! I would add that I’m always humbled by the fact that, besides being a great crooner, Stephen is one of the greatest chemists of his generation, and (among many other things) was the head scientist in charge of making sure that the thrusters worked for the first NASA landing on the moon!  At 99 and still going strong, Stephen is an example for all of us. Enjoy, Dr. Weiss PS Be sure to listen for our vocal duet at the 2 minute mark!
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Patient Survey Results 2019!

June 20, 2019

  99% of you had Excellent or Very Good procedure results and experiences! 98% of you have had an Excellent or Very Good experience with our staff!   These results (and especially the next section which includes all of your free-form comments) have brought tears of joy to our eyes! We’d like to send a big thank you to all 106 patients who participated in the survey for helping us improve in providing the highest quality care. All of your comments regarding Dr. Weiss, staff, and your satisfaction The best! Explained every detail, answered every question, called after surgery to check on me. Truly gifted and caring. The staff is so kind. I felt I could call with any question or concern. They are amazing and love each and every one of them. Well run, friendly, professional office The office staff is very friendly and makes me feel welcome each visit. Dr. Weiss's caring and compassion plus enthusiasm for sharing his other interests/hobbies is a pleasant surprise in this day of "sterile" patient/doctor interactions. they are always kind and friendly Dr Weiss always makes me feel welcomed as a person and not just a client I really appreciate the good energy [...]
Patient on operating table explaining her happiness with choosing eyelid surgery

If You’ve Ever Been Afraid of Eyelid Surgery…

March 8, 2019

Whether you're on the fence about scheduling a procedure or nervous because you've already decided to proceed with one, I hope you'll watch this particular testimonial. This patient was quite nervous before her surgery, but was so thrilled at the outcome and the relative ease of the procedure that she wanted to share her experience with everyone!  I occasionally ask patients to speak about their results, but it is certainly less common for a patient to ask if they can give a testimonial! While every patient's experience will be slightly different, if you're afraid of eyelid surgery this testimonial is worth a listen.
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Younger-looking skin with 30 minute laser treatments!

September 14, 2018

We’re pretty sure you heard us talk about the benefits of laser skin rejuvenation.  It’s great for restoring that youthful look to your skin; it can erase wrinkles and stimulate collagen production to give your skin a smoother, more supple appearance. But sometimes, it can be challenging to find the time to devote to a full-face procedure.  The “lunchtime laser” series of treatments might be your answer!  Now instead of devoting weeks to healing and recovery, you can achieve comparable results with much less downtime! The “lunchtime laser” treatments are a series of approximately 5 treatments that can be performed in around thirty minutes.  After the treatment you’re free to resume basically normal activities (though staying out of the sun is highly encouraged). But don’t take our word for it! Listen to our patient Andrea give a glowing testimony about the procedure and her results! 🙂