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
"Excellent from start to finish, great staff, Dr Choi is exceptional"
"Dr. Choi is a highly skilled surgeon who exhibited an extremely reassuring manner about my procedure. I have had wonderful results and I am highly pleased with my improved vision. I would recommend Dr. .Choi and his staff for their outstanding care, attention to details, and overall professional excellence in treating their patients."
"Dr. Choi and staff are great!"
"Top notch Dr and staff. Very helpful and understanding. They did LASIK surgery on me, and it was very successful! Thank you Dr Choi"
"I had RLE on both eyes three weeks ago and I’ve never seen this well in my life. From “coke bottle” glasses in the 2nd grade, to years of uncomfortable saucer-like contacts, to 20/20 vision today, this is a game changer. I am truly grateful for Dr. Choi and his staff. In addition to skill and professionalism, they are kind and personable."
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