Birmingham Eye Specialist | Young. H. Choi, M.D.

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


"I just had lasik surgery last week and Dr. Choi and all his staff were so kind and wonderful. Dr. Choi is truly an artist in his field :)"



"Thank you Dr. Choi for my vision! Feels good to not have to wear contacts or glasses ever again! Strongly recommend choosing Dr. Choi if you need lasik, he is a very caring doctor with a very professional staff."



"I love Dr Choi and his staff. The experience of my cataract surgery was awesome. Everybody was warm and welcoming. Dr Choi prayed for me and a successful surgery."



"another surgeon did one of my eyes! went very bad. Eye site was like wearing a pair of different glasses for each eye.had to see a specialist r or 3 months... was highly recommended by another Dr to see Dr Yoyng Choi ...he told me in our consultation...I AM GOING To FIX YOUR EYES ! I've been going through not being able to see since Feb .of this year. He did not surgery this morning. I Walked out seeing better than i had for the past 6 months ! It's only going to get better! I cannot thank you and your wonderful staff ❤️ from beginning to end ... a perfect ending."



"Results truly amazed me....I now have 20/20 vision, thanks to Dr. Choi....I highly recommend his services..."



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