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Welcome to my blog!

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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In Memory of Stan Lee

Spider Man Theme – In Memory of Stan Lee

I learned to read in part by reading Fantastic Four, Spider Man and Nick Fury comics at Sy’s barber shop where I stopped by on the way home from elementary school (whether I needed a haircut or not) just to read the comics! Over the next 50 years, my mind has been filled with hundreds of characters and stories thanks to Stan Lee. In memory of Stan’s passing today, I’d like to re-share a blog we did a while back on one of Stan Lee and Marvel’s most popular characters – Spider-Man.  Once again, enjoy this small musical tribute to one of our most prolific creative geniuses. Thanks, Stan. “‘Nuff said.”

Did you catch our baseball blog last year? It’s in season again! ⚾️

Baseball season strikes again! That means it’s time to swap March Madness for your baseball cap, dust off your baseball mitt and get ready to celebrate “America’s pastime”! In honor of baseball season, I made a cover of the song, “Take Me Out To the Ball Game!”, the unofficial theme for baseball. The song was composed in 1908 by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer. I hope you enjoy my little baseball haiku! Feel free to use it as a ringtone, share with your friends or even give us a shout out on Twitter (@drRichardWeiss) if you’re feeling so inspired! Play Ball!

How to Cook a Christmas Goose

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas is basically right around the corner!   Last year I decided to take on a new challenge: cooking a Christmas goose!  In this video, I’d like to share the results with all my friends and family of patients. At 45 minutes, this is the longest blog I’ve ever done, so it’s not for everyone!  But if you’re interested in learning about a unique way of preparing a Christmas goose that worked well for me, and having a few laughs and a little music along the way, please enjoy!  We certainly enjoyed eating it!!

A Swingin’ Spider-Man Tribute Blog!

We have a few Marvel Comics fans here at the office, one of which is Dr. Weiss himself!  After seeing and enjoying the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, Dr. Weiss decided he’d whip up a little musical tribute and treat viewers to a glimpse at his comic book collection.  We hope you enjoy – and share with your friends! 🙂

For All You Baseball Fans!

Well, as you know (and you should, if you listened to my short rendition of ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ last week ?), it’s baseball season again! Friday night was a beautiful evening at Angels Stadium. I arrived a little late by had no sooner sat down in my seat with a hot dog and a beer, when I looked up and saw a bases-loaded three-run double by Pujols to bring the Angels to a 3-2 lead! (Though the Angels lost 8-7 in the 13th inning). However, there was more excitement to come! I happened to be part of a Guinness World Record of the most people wearing capes at one time! Being a long-time fan of caped crusaders and comic books (which will be the subject of a future blog), I was proud to participate. So was my cute little buddy (believe it or not) Nolan Ryan! Now, as a doctor, I’m always interested in anatomy and injuries. This slow motion video that I call ‘Anatomy of a Pitch’ shows why orthopedic surgeons must love major league pitchers. The pitchers use all their ‘elbow grease’ so that you can barely see the pitch. But in slow motion, you […]

Exploring the Wilds of Virtual Reality

I recently visited a major cosmetic surgery conference and encountered a company that is doing exciting things with mobile devices and virtual reality in the cosmetic field! Virtual reality isn’t a device but a more abstract concept. Virtual reality often refers to a group of digital technologies that allow for immersive experiences, the most common being the headsets that surround your head and eyes while projecting images directly in front of you. Virtual reality may provide new and exciting ways for medical practices to provide information to patients that can be informative and exciting!

You Have to See This Blind Artist to Believe It!

As you might already know, Dr. Weiss has a charity dedicated to ending curable blindness called One World Sight Project.  On a trip to an IAPB meeting (International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness) in Buenos Aires, we happened upon an artist by the name of Esref Armagan.  Despite being blind all his life, Armagan’s ability to draw structures and objects he has never seen is amazing.  But don’t take our word for it – check it out yourself! If you’d like to learn more about curing blindness in the developing world, visit www.endblindness.org for more details!

Dr. Weiss visits a one-man saw mill hidden in Oregon

One of the things the Pacific Northwest is known for is logging and timber. On a recent trip to Oregon, Dr. Weiss discovered a tiny one-man saw mill hidden away in one of the smaller towns. Enjoy this up close and personal look at how a one-man mill can churn through over 1000 feet/hour! And listen for the infrequently performed Grateful Dead song at the end!