Commited to Patient Care
Dr. Lewen and his staff want to make sure that each and every patient feels completely comfortable with their decisions about pursuing oculofacial plastic or cosmetic surgery! Nowadays, there is so much information readily available, and sometimes it can be difficult and confusing to make good choices regarding the best doctor and experience for you.
Please review the following answers to some of the most common questions asked during consultations in order to get a better understanding of the care that Dr. Lewen and his office will provide. If you think of any additional questions that you feel are important, we invite you to please ask these during your consultation! We are committed to providing you with all of the information that you require to make the most informed decision regarding your care.
Is Dr. Lewen board-certified?
Yes, Dr. Lewen is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and he is a fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic surgeon. In order to become an oculofacial plastic surgeon, a medical doctor must have four years of medical school, and then complete a one-year internship and a three-year residency in general ophthalmology. After completing residency, two additional years are spent in advanced fellowship training in oculofacial, orbital, and reconstructive surgery. Board certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology is required in order to complete fellowship training.
Where did Dr. Lewen receive his training?
Dr. Lewen attended Chicago Medical School where he graduated with honors in 2003. Dr. Lewen then completed his residency with the North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System Department of Ophthalmology in New York. He was the Chief Resident in his final year. Following residency, Dr. Lewen continued his training by pursuing a dual fellowship track that included advanced, sub-specialty training in both the cosmetic and functional/reconstructive aspects of oculofacial plastic surgery. During Dr. Lewen’s time at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, one of the country’s largest and busiest trauma hospitals, he performed countless reconstructive surgery cases for emergency trauma patients. In order to obtain training in cosmetic oculofacial plastic surgery, he also trained in the prestigious private practice of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons of Texas, LLC in aesthetic laser treatments and additional cosmetic surgical procedures. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, an Active Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.