"Professionally I believe in a human relationship with each patient while interacting in a cordial way."
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Since I was a little girl I always liked the idea of becoming a doctor and I always wanted a career envolving human relationships. The satisfaction I get from my patients when their vision improves or recovers, is what I love most about being an Ophthalmologist.
Retina and Vitreous at Universidad del Rosario Fundación Oftalmológica Nacional in Bogotá
Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED6568 - active
Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica
Average Doctor Rating
"Una persona muy especial y un médico excelente. La atención es la mejor."
"Me siento muy segura con su criterio y profesionalismo."
"Excelente atención por parte de todo el personal de la clínica en todo momento"
"Very pleased with Dr. Rocha. She was very attenative , explained the treatment in detail and spent a good amount of time with me....never felt rushed. It was a good first visit and I plan on going back for follow ups."
"Exelente doctora, en el instante que llegue, rapidamente me indico cual era el mal que precentaba. Al segundo dia ya me sentia super mejor"
"Excelente atención, muy humanitaria, le estoy muy agradecida."
"I LOVED my experience with Adriana! She was nice, knowledgeable, and helpful. As an American coming to a country I've never been to and looking into lasik, I was a bit nervous. But after a ton of research showing how great CIMA hospital is, that they work with the U of CA, John Hopkins, and the Mayo in the USA, I started to get more excited and comfortable. I then looked into doctors. Adriana was one of the top 6 ranking doctors, the only female doctor (important to me given my comfort with women doctors, especially in a new area), and she speaks English. I didn't look further, I just talked to my boyfriend and requested the consult. 3 days later...no complications, my eyes feel great, and I'm extremely happy I looked into lasik done by Adriana. I saved about $2,000 compared to in the states with the same results (I've been comparing notes with my sister who got hers done in the US 2 weeks ago). I would recommend Adriana to anyone and everyone! The only thing that I would request from her clinic is that more of her staff speak English. Still Adriana helps a ton!"
"Excellent professional. Empathetic and knowledgeable. Will continue my treatment with her."
"Very pleasant and took her time with my son. She explained everything that was being done to make him feel at ease with his eye injury. I will definitely recommend Dr. Van der Laat Rocha to others. Love the ease of making appointments online since my Spanish isn't that great yet."
"Excellent service and the Doctor is top notch in the country. Definite recommendation. Using this system to make an appointment is fantastic. Easy to understand and immediate confirmation. The staff at the desk are very helpful as is the payment staff. Wish I could give more than five stars!"
"She explained my condition thoroughly and took whatever time was needed to make sure i understood what she was saying. I received a very thorough examination and and very satisfied with my appointment with her."
"Excelente Oftalmóloga, se toma su tiempo, le gusta revisar muy bien!!!!"
"Excelente la Dra. Vander Laat Rocha, muy atenta y profesional en su consulta, me ayudó con la situación que tenía y ahora estoy totalmente recuperado."
"Dr was very nice and explained the process well. However, answered the phone twice to take personal calls during my appointment which I don't find appropriate in a medical setting. Otherwise, really helpful."
"After living in CR for over two years this was my first experience of using a doctor here. After finding out I had the symptons of a detached retina i was advised to see a doctor immediately. Checked the CIMA Website for Opthalmologists and Surgenons with American & National credentials, accreditations and affiliations finding Dr. Adriana. Reviews Positive and she spoke English. Got an appointment that afternoon. Very professional staff and Office. The Assistant who spoke little English took my info and did preliminary testing. My son speaks fluent spanish was able to translate .My Eyes were dialated and told I needed to wait hour prior to seeing Doctor.After a very thorough examination and extensive testing 45 minutes. The Drr. diagnoised several tears in my Retina. She explained the cause &procedure to correct. Fifteen minutes later I was having the proceedure that took another 30 minutes.Almost painless and I left noticing immediate difference in my vision. She scheduled me for a follow up visit 7 days later and gave me her card with cell phone to call if I had any problems. The total cost including the Doctor, Hospital and Proceedure was $650. Probably would have cost at least $2500 in the states. I was very pleased and extremely happy with the Dr. Adriana and the results. Would definitely refer and see her again. Great Experience. Better than the states.Suggestion / Comment for future patientsI knew the approximate cost for the office visit but, didn't ask about the Retina Proceedure. At that point the price didn't matter. I commented to my son after we left that I didn't believe neither of us asked.We both joked that you can't put a price on your sight and I would have paid whatever.Just never know if the Gringo Prices are more than the Tico's. Regardless, I have no problem with the price and was very pleased with Dr.Adriana's professionalism and the results of my surgery. All together the visit and proceedure took about 2 hours. Amazing. I would highly recomment her if you are looking for and Opthalmologist or Eye Surgeon."
"Thank you for all your wordsDr Van der laat"
"Excelente atención de parte de todo el personal y especialmente de la doctora."
"Gran profesionalismo de parte de la Dra Van der Laat toda una dama"
"I am very pleased with my treatment by Dr. Van der Laat. She is very professional and knowledgeable."
"Es una profesional de renombre y por lo tanto confiable en sus dictámenes. El detalle en el examen y sus recomendaciones permiten mi recomendación como excelente"
"Dra. Van der Laat was very helpful when I had an eye infection. I was able to get an appointment quickly and she diagnosed and treated it effectively. When I thought (incorrectly) that I had a recurrence of the infection a couple of weeks later she came into the office even though the office was closed for the Christmas holiday. I was very happy with her and will continue to patronize Hulihealth."
"the most important thing...she resolved my problem, but she is not so kindly, but she was respectfull... just I think she is not so warm"
"La Dra. es muy buena profesional, me atendió muy bien, conoce lo que hace puesto que mi tratamiento ha dado buenos resultados."