Miscellaneous

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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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!

I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy!

Happy Birthday, America! From our family to yours, we wish you all a fantastic holiday filled with food, fun and fireworks! And to kick off your holiday weekend, we thought we’d give you a little song and dance. Enjoy your holiday weekend while we wait anxiously for the recording contract offers to come rolling in 😉   Happy Independence Day From Weiss Cosmetic