Clinica Refractiva Navex consists of a successful group of ophthalmologists and renowned specialists who are dedicated to refractive surgery since 1994. They are considered a pioneer of laser surgery in Costa Rica, Central America and in Latin America. So far they have performed over 20,000 refractive surgeries with excellent results.
In 2006 they decided to get together to conform Clinica Refractiva Navex, with the idea of bringing to the country state of the art technology to assist in refractive surgery. They are driven to this gold by their permanent desire to always give the best of themselves not only as individuals but also as specialists and thus remain at the forefront with technology and scientific knowledge. It is then when they acquired an excimer laser Nidek EC 5000 a state of the art equipment, which comes with a special program that can be updated with each new accessory that comes to market. This laser allows them to improve the performance of the equipment constantly. The laser receives periodicly a strict and regular calibration and it is upgraded with every new accessory that is available to the ophthalmic market.
Quality Control Program
This strict quality control policy, allows Clinica Refractiva Navex to have the excimer laser equipment in optimum conditions, 365 days a year. This means that every three months the laser is inspected by skilled technicians who ensure that is properly calibrated and that all components are working as if they where new. Any component that shows minimal wear is changed by a new one immediately.
Our proven to work control of maintenance ensures that the quality of the surgical procedure is always the same. The refractive surgeons at Clinica Refractiva Navex feel very confident with the laser and give security to the patient that they are being operated by a laser that is in optimal conditions.
“Everytime we use the laser equipment it feels like if it was brand new, like just taking out of the box where it came, like the first day we used it”, words of José Manuel Rojas, MD
Laser Location and Maintenance
To improve quality of the service and patient care, Clinica Refractiva Navex decided to install the laser in a formal operating room. Therefore, an strategic partnership with the Corporación Oftalmológica was done and we installed the equipment in one of its operating rooms to offer the patient the possibility to perform the surgery in a site that is designed for eye surgery.
The location of the laser allows to have complete confidence not only about the asepsis of the surgery room (infection free environment) but also to ensure the appropriate micro climate the laser requires. The Nidek EC 5000 excimer laser is very delicate and must be operate under specific room temperatures, with a certain percentage of humidity. Therefore this safe and strict norms of maintenance kept at this site can assure us the appropriate performance of the laser, in accordance with the maintenance policy Clinica Refractiva Navex has formulated. This policy also satisfies the requirement asked by the manufacturer of the laser to ensure the appropriate functioning of the laser. The surgery room in acclimatized 365 days of the year, it is never left under any abnormal climate condition that could damage the optimal performance of the equipment. After all it is a state-of-the-art laser and has to be treated as one.
All this is reflected in our maintenance high cost bill but it is all justified with our quality service given to our patients. Clinica Refractiva Navex never cuts downs the costs on maintenance of the laser. We pay more that $100,000 annually in this item.
At Clinica Refractiva Navex patients can always have the certainty that they are being given the treatment with best quality available, the greater experience from the physicians and the best patient service and human care. We encourage you to talk to one of our surgeons now. You can see it today.
It is the policy of the Clinic that all surgeries are performed with new and best quality surgical materials. To this is added 16 years of successful laser experience. And of course, all of this backed up by a state-of-the-art Nidek EC 5000 excimer lase, which is calibrated and kept always like if it was new. But Clinica Refractiva Navex adds one more ingredient to its seal of warranty which is over 50 years of collective ophthalmic experience from our medical experts. All with different opthalmologic specialties that complement each other in one place.