Dr. van der Veen is a specialist Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon offering a comprehensive service of aesthetic and functional surgical treatments in the area surrounding the eyes, such as upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty, brow lift, midface lift, Botox, treatment of skin lesions such as cysts or benign tumors of the eyelids and face and more. We also function as a reference center for surgical treatment and reconstruction of skin cancer lesions on or around the eyelids and we perform revision surgeries of patients that have had eyelid surgery elsewhere. Moreover we perform advanced eye socket reconstructive surgery for people with an artificial eye.

Rob L.P. van der Veen, MD, PhD


“I grew up in the Netherlands, where I was trained as an Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgeon. I practiced for a decade in the Netherlands before moving to Spain. The combination of my Dutch training and pragmatism and the Mediterranean warmth and approachability, make for a very pleasant patient experience.”


Mr. van der Veen works as a senior oculoplastic and orbital consultant at the Barraquer Ophthalmology Center in Barcelona and has a private consultation at Turo Park Clinics in Barcelona and in Utrecht. If you are looking to have cosmetic or functional eyelid surgery done in a minimally invasive fashion by an expert in the field, do not hesitate to contact us. Mr. van der Veen will be pleased to receive you and speaks fluent English, Dutch and Spanish.


We always strive for short waiting lists and personalised, natural results.



"Dr. van der Veen explained me very clearly how the surgery would be performed and I immediately decided to put me in his hands. The result looks perfect and his manners are flawless. I recommend him 100%."  Upper eyelid blepharoplasty; Lidia, Barcelona.

Dr. van der Veen takes a personalised approach in all aspects of his services, because he understands how delicate it is to have your eyes and face treated. He has a professional and emphatic team in both Barcelona and Utrecht offices. Dr. van der Veen himself is a highly trained surgeon with excellent credentials, is both pragmatic and empathic and is known for his warm bedside manner.