Dr. VanEssa Lima, MD

Dr. VanEssa Lima, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 43
Dr. VanEssa Lima, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Columbia, MD and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in ophthalmology.

8860 Columbia 100 Pkwy Ste 101

Columbia, MD 21045

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
more than 86% of peers
Eyelid Surgery
more than 80% of peers

Dr. Lima's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lima "Areas of expertise: Eyelid malposition, Droopy eyelid, Cataract surgery, Eyelid disease, masses and cancer, General eye care."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

35  Conditions Treated

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13  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Adelaide
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lima's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lima to family and friends
14 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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Dr. Lima's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I was scheduled to see Dr. Lima to take a look at my eyes. She mentioned that nothing was wrong. I then try to tell her that my eyes have been bothering me and the symptoms have been getting worse each day which was starting to interfere with work. Seemed like she didn't care and told me to put a...more
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I was referred to Dr. Lima by another eye surgeon whom I respect tremendously. I was disappointed in my visit with Dr. Lima. I found her to be aloof, unprofessional, and disrespectful and left with my problem unresolved. Dr. Lima jotted some instructions on a page filled with text in illegible...more
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From the front-desk staff to the medical technician who took my vitals, I was treated with the utmost respect. Every person introduced herself or himself and addressed me as Mr. Barrett, not David - something that seems to be increasingly rare among people who are meeting you for the first time,...more
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Dr Lima was extremely kind and very considerate of my fear of surgery. Her compassion and understanding put me at ease. Because of Dr Lima's professionalism and excellent care along with the kindness of her staff, my post-operative recovery was much quicker than I could have imagined.
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