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Overview
Dr. Young H. Choi is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in state-of-the-art cataract surgery, all-laser LASIK, intacs for keratoconus, and other highly specialized anterior segment surgeries. In 2009, he was voted one of America's "Top Ophthalmologists". He is at the cutting-edge of medical and surgical eye care and is well respected for his innovative treatment options.
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Bio
As one of the most trusted LASIK surgeons in the Southeast, Dr. Choi has performed thousands of refractive surgeries. Currently, Dr. Choi is the only surgeon in Alabama providing refractive surgery utilizing the Zeiss lasers: VisuMax femtosecond laser and MEL 80 excimer laser. Upon FDA approval, Dr. Choi will be the only surgeon in Alabama with the technology to perform the cutting edge small incision lenticule extraction, or SMILE procedure. SMILE gives the benefit of both LASIK and PRK because there are no flap complications or pain as associated with PRK.
Education
In 2001, he received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in California. He then completed his internship in general surgery at Loma Linda in 2002, where he received the prestigious "Intern of the Year" award given by the Plastic Surgery Department. He then pursued an ophthalmology residency at Loma Linda under the mentorship of one of the leading cataract/refractive surgeons in the world, Dr. Howard Gimbel. Furthermore, he complemented his high-volume refractive surgical practice with a practical mini-fellowship in refractive surgery in Greece from the surgeon who coined the term "LASIK". Dr. Choi is a highly skilled, microscopic surgeon who performs advanced and intricate procedures such as pediatric implantable collamer lens (ICL) surgery. He was the first surgeon in the world to perform simultaneous, bilateral pediatric (ICL) surgery. He presented this landmark case at the 2006 Staar User Meeting at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He was also the first surgeon in North America to perform a pediatric ICL surgery. Subsequently, he has shared his knowledge with other surgeons who have performed pediatric (ICL) surgery in the United States.

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Review by Lindsay 7/13/2020

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I would recommend Dr. Choi to everyone one looking to a new VIEW at life. He and his staff are absolutely fantastic.

Review by Anonymous 6/25/2020

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Dr. Choi is excellent. Great staff and his facility is state of the art! I would 100% recommend Dr. Choi to my friends and family for eye surgery.

Review by Glenda 10/3/2018

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I cried after surgery when I could see ...

Review by G.C. 9/25/2018

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Dr. Choi is an excellent surgeon. I had cataracts removed and astigmatism corrected in both eyes. My vision is very good. My dependency on glasses has been greatly reduced. Great bedside manner - very calming, answers questions, spends plenty of time with patients. He even prayed with me before the surgery. Beautiful office. His office is always crowded and that is because of his excellent expertise and personality. Staff is OK. I do trust him to do further surgery if necessary.

Review by M.G. 9/25/2018

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Had Lasik surgery from Dr. Choi he was very professional and answered any questions. Was scheduled for surgery the following week. Surgery was quick and I'm in my third week of recovery. My eyesight went from a prescription -2.75/-3 to 20/20. Money very well spent. Would recommend anyone wanting or thinking about Lasik to him. Very nice man.

Review by D.B. 9/25/2018

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Friendly and professional in both office and outpatient surgery hospital.

Location

Young H. Choi, M.D.

2100 Devereux Circle

Suite 100

Vestavia Hills, AL 35243

info@choieyemd.com

205-879-2221

205-879-0615

Website

Open Hours:

Mon: 8:00a - 5:00p

Tue: 8:00a - 5:00p

Wed: 8:00a - 5:00p

Thu: 8:00a - 5:00p

Fri: 8:00a - 5:00p