Cardiovascular Care

Cardiovascular Institute of the South

Those needing cardiovascular care in New Orleans Uptown now have access to high-quality diagnostics and treatment at the new Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) clinic at 2633 Napoleon Avenue #500.

Dr. Sid Bhansali has practiced cardiology for 40 years in Uptown and is now partnered with CIS and joined by CIS interventional cardiologists, Dr. Owen Mogabgab and Dr. Michael Gaglia, in seeing patients at this location. Together, these three cardiologists are bringing an advanced level of care close to home for those in the Uptown area.

CIS is a world-leader in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of vascular disease, including peripheral vascular disease and venous disease in the legs, valvular disease and heart arrhythmias. Clinic services include pre-operative clearance, Coumadin management, stress lab, echocardiograms, cardiac rhythm monitoring, and a full vascular lab. In addition, CIS has an advanced structural heart program and a comprehensive tobacco cessation program.

To schedule an appointment at CIS New Orleans Uptown, call 504-897-9686. To learn more about CIS, visit

Clinical Trials

Aesculap Biologics

If you are experiencing continued knee issues following a previous cartilage injury, you may be a good candidate for Aesculap Biologics’ Phase 3 clinical trial for NOVOCART® 3D, a tissue engineered cell-based product designed to repair articular cartilage defects of the knee.

Exciting advances in cellular research have allowed medicine to begin a new focus on regenerative medicine, which encourages the body to repair damaged or diseased tissue by recreating and integrating new tissue in the place of old tissue. Using a combination of cells and smart biomaterial devices, Aesculap Biologics’ products may stimulate and support the synthesis of new tissue and enhance the body’s own regenerative power. Through the overlap of cell and molecular biology, biomaterial and bioengineering disciplines, the vision of restoring and extending a patient’s normal, active lifestyle without the use of plastic, metal or foreign tissue parts is no longer science fiction.

To learn more and potentially join the NOVOCART® 3D clinical trial, visit

Pain Management

Southern Pain & Neurological

At Southern Pain & Neurological, Doctors Paul Hubbell, Barry Faust, and Donald Richardson understand that chronic pain creates a prison for patients, disabling them from an active lifestyle. Low back pain is one of the most common sources of pain, and it’s important to note that 15-25 percent of people with low back pain actually have SI joint dysfunction.

At Southern Pain & Neurological, the advanced, minimally invasive PsiF System allows your doctor to stabilize your SI joint from a familiar posterior approach by inserting strategically designed implants directly into the joint. The procedure is done through a small incision and typically takes less than thirty minutes. Patient testimonials have demonstrated that treatment with the PsiF system improved pain, patient function, and quality of life.

If you are experiencing low back pain, sciatic-like pain, hip/pelvis/groin pain, stiffness, leg instability, disturbed sitting and sleeping, and pain when active or lying on one side, the PsiF System may be an option for you. To learn more about SI joint dysfunction, the PsiF System, and Southern Pain & Neurological, call 1-800-277-1265.

Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics

Dr. Elliott Black & Dr. Summer Black

Does your appearance reflect your inner energy? If it doesn’t, consider a consultation with board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Elliott Black or Dr. Summer Black. There are a variety of surgical and non-surgical techniques available to help individuals enhance and refresh their appearance.

“Surgery is not the only option these days,” Dr. Elliott Black emphasizes. “Laser technology and other developments in the cosmetic field such as Botox and fillers offer alternatives to surgery with excellent results,” Dr. Summer Black adds. “The patient benefits with little downtime and minimal or no swelling or bruising. Many non-invasive procedures also provide immediate results,” she says.

With a new office, the father and daughter team have expanded their facilities to house a full range of laser equipment, including SculpSure non-invasive fat melting, IPL, laser hair removal, fractionated erbium, and fractionated CO2.

For information on available surgical or non-invasive cosmetic procedures, contact Dr. Elliott Black or Dr. Summer Black at 504-883-8900, or visit their office at 3798 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie.

Dr. Sean Weiss – Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Sean Weiss is the premier New Orleans specialist in facial plastic surgery. He is double board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery, and he is considered one of the best aesthetic plastic surgeons in the New Orleans area.

Dr. Weiss is recognized for excellence in facelift, facial rejuvenation, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, hair restoration, and laser procedures, providing comprehensive care for your aesthetic needs. In addition to Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Weiss is known for his expert attention to detail using injectable fillers, botulinum toxin, and non-surgical therapies to complement his surgical outcomes.

Trust your face to board certified and fellowship trained Dr. Sean Weiss. Dr. Sean Weiss – Facial Plastic Surgery is located in Metairie
just minutes from downtown New Orleans. Learn more at or call 504-814-3223 to schedule your consultation.


Patio Drugs

Patio Drugs has a full-service retail pharmacy including compounding and medical equipment services. Seniors in our community benefit from the services offered in their long-term care pharmacy.

In business since 1958, Patio Drugs has a unique awareness of their customers’ needs and gears their services accordingly. Free prescription delivery is offered in certain areas. They offer unit dose medication and multi-dose drug packaging cards to assist patients with remaining adherent and independent with their drug therapies. With their medication synchronization program, they coordinate with patients to have all their prescriptions filled on the same day, avoiding running out of medication or forgetting to call in refills.

Patio Drugs pharmacists offer a comprehensive medication review with patients to discuss any questions about medications, diet, and overall health. Their team works collaboratively with your physician to ensure you are receiving the highest quality care and the clearest understanding of your medication therapies.