About Dr. Geeta Been

Dr. Geeta Been is a board-certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery. Her primary expertise is in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and the tear drainage system. She also specializes in non-surgical options including Botox®, facial fillers and laser resurfacing.

Dr. Been was born and raised in Iowa. She completed her undergraduate and medical school education at the University of Iowa. Her residency training was at The University of Chicago in ophthalmology. She completed a prestigious fellowship in Oculoplastics in Salt Lake City, UT with Dr. John McCann and Dr. Rick Anderson. She then returned to Chicago and served on staff at Loyola University.

Dr. Geeta Been offers patients a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries. She enjoys performing a full facial analysis with each patient and finding what procedures would best achieve the patient’s functional and aesthetic goals.

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Center for Facial Appearances
    Mentors: John McCann, MD, PhD, and Rick Anderson, MD
    Oculoplastics Fellowship, Salt Lake City, UT

Residency

  • The University of Chicago Hospitals, Pritzker School of Medicine Ophthalmology Residency, Chicago, IL

Internship

  • St. Francis Hospital
    Evanston, IL

Medical School

  • The University of Iowa, College of Medicine, M.D
    Iowa City, IA
    Distinction in Research

Pre-Medical Education

  • The University of Iowa, B.S. Iowa City, IA
    High Academic Distinction
    Honors in the Field of Exercise Science

Hospital Appointments

  • Northwestern Delnor Hospital – Geneva, IL

Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Illinois Association of Ophthalmology

Board Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Personal Background

  • Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, IA
  • Personal interests: Spending time with our children; Cooking; Physical fitness

Areas of Specialty:

Cosmetic:

  • Upper and lower eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty)
  • Eyebrow and forehead lift
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Treatment of small facial veins
  • Facial volumization
    1. Autologous fat transfer
    2. Facial dermal fillers
  • Botox® and neuromodulators

Reconstructive:

  • Ptosis (droopy eyelid) repair
  • Upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)
  • Ectropion repair
  • Entropion repair
  • Eyelid biopsies and Mohs skin cancer reconstructions
  • Eyebrow direct lifts
  • Botox® for blepharospasm/hemifacial spasm
  • Surgery for tearing issues:
    includes Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)


About Dr. Geeta Been

Dr. Geeta Been is a board-certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery. Her primary expertise is in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and the tear drainage system. She also specializes in non-surgical options including Botox®, facial fillers and laser resurfacing.

Dr. Been was born and raised in Iowa. She completed her undergraduate and medical school education at the University of Iowa. Her residency training was at The University of Chicago in ophthalmology. She completed a prestigious fellowship in Oculoplastics in Salt Lake City, UT with Dr. John McCann and Dr. Rick Anderson. She then returned to Chicago and served on staff at Loyola University.

Dr. Geeta Been offers patients a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries. She enjoys performing a full facial analysis with each patient and finding what procedures would best achieve the patient’s functional and aesthetic goals.

Areas of Specialty:

Cosmetic:

  • Upper and lower eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty)
  • Eyebrow and forehead lift
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Treatment of small facial veins
  • Facial volumization
    1. Autologous fat transfer
    2. Facial dermal fillers
  • Botox® and neuromodulators

Reconstructive:

  • Ptosis (droopy eyelid) repair
  • Upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)
  • Ectropion repair
  • Entropion repair
  • Eyelid biopsies and Mohs skin cancer reconstructions
  • Eyebrow direct lifts
  • Botox® for blepharospasm/hemifacial spasm
  • Surgery for tearing issues:
    includes Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Center for Facial Appearances
    Mentors: John McCann, MD, PhD, and Rick Anderson, MD
    Oculoplastics Fellowship, Salt Lake City, UT

Residency

  • The University of Chicago Hospitals, Pritzker School of Medicine Ophthalmology Residency, Chicago, IL

Internship

  • St. Francis Hospital
    Evanston, IL

Medical School

  • The University of Iowa, College of Medicine, M.D
    Iowa City, IA
    Distinction in Research

Pre-Medical Education

  • The University of Iowa, B.S. Iowa City, IA
    High Academic Distinction
    Honors in the Field of Exercise Science

Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Illinois Association of Ophthalmology

Hospital Appointments

  • Northwestern Delnor Hospital – Geneva, IL

Board Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Personal Background

  • Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, IA
  • Personal interests: Spending time with our children; Cooking; Physical fitness