Meet Dr. Choi
Dr. Young H. Choi is a skilled ophthalmologist in Birmingham, AL who specializes in general ophthalmology, refractive cataract surgery, and glaucoma treatment. He is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been voted as one of America's top ophthalmologists in Southeast Alabama. He is the owner and medical director of his own private practice, Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center in Vestavia Hills, and has been in practice for over 15 years. He believes in a personalized patient approach and takes his time to not only listen to his patients' concerns but educates them on all of their treatment options. He loves guiding patients through their treatment process step by step so they can feel safe and confident in the care they are receiving.
Skills and specialties
As a highly trained ophthalmologist, Dr. Choi is an expert in the complex anatomy of the eye and treatment of ocular diseases through medical and surgical methods. He has performed countless ocular surgeries and specializes in laser cataract removal, refractive lens exchange, selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), and goniotomy for congenital glaucoma. He is especially known for his expertise in refractive surgeries, such as LASIK and SMILE. In addition, he is the first ocular surgeon in the state of Alabama to use the Zeiss VisuMax® femtosecond laser for precision refractive surgery.
education and training
Dr. Choi graduated from medical school and served his general surgery internship at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Upon completing his initial training, he served his ophthalmology residency at Loma Linda Medical Center in Southern California. To advance his skills even further, he completed a focused fellowship in refractive surgery to gain specialty training in modern LASIK methods. Dr. Choi continues to progress his skills by studying the latest surgical advancements and cutting-edge technologies that become available for ocular care. He prides himself on being one of the most forward-thinking eye surgeons in the region and believes state-of-the-art tools and methods allow for greater improvement in safety, recovery time, and long-term results for his patients.
Awards and Recognitions
Dr. Choi has been widely recognized by his peers and patients for his outstanding bedside manner, personable service, and excellence in ocular care, earning him the following accolades:
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition by Vitals
- Patient's Choice Award by Vitals
- On-Time Doctor Award by Vitals
- Honor Roll by Healthgrades
- Speedy Response by Zocdoc
- Scheduling Hero by Zocdoc
"Was it easy to make an appointment with this provider? Yes! It was effortless! Was this provider's office too cold? Not at all, it was the perfect temperature Did this provider answer all of your questions? Every question I had was answered thoroughly Does this provider treat every client equally? Definitely, they make everyone feel equally respected and cared for Did this provider ever dismiss your concerns as unimportant? Never, they go out of their way to address every concern of mine immediately"
"Does this provider promptly return your phone calls? Definitely! They always call me back very quickly! Was the waiting area spacious? Yes, extremely spacious Does this provider leave you on hold for a long time when you call? Never! I don't think I've ever been put on hold here for a long time Is this business handicap-accessible? Absolutely, even the bathrooms are handicap-accessible Is this business in a safe neighborhood? Absolutely, It is the safest neighborhood around"
"InVision Ophthalmology is hands down the best doctor's office experience compared to others, including my dentist and family doctor. Dr. Choi takes his time and answers questions. He is patient, and most of all, he is kind. The staff is the same way. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. Most of all, he gave me my sight! During surgery, he knew what to say to put my mind at ease. I am thankful to Dr. Choi for everything he has done to help make my life better."
"Was this provider's office too cold? Not at all, it was the perfect temperature Were the staff members able to answer your questions? Yes! They were the most knowledgeable staff I've ever seen! Was it clear that this provider takes pride in the appearance of his/her office? Definitely! It was one of the best looking offices I've ever seen! Does this provider use current and safe equipment? Yes; the equipment is very advanced! Did you experience unnecessary pain during your visit? Not one bit! I felt much better when I left!"
"On time, caring/friendly/competent staff, modern equipment & procedures, concerned for his patients, prays over them before surgery, listens intently to patients, confident in his diagnosis/treatment. I'd like to adopt him!"
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