Dr. Michael Choi, D.O., is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in Bariatric Weight loss surgery, including the Lap-Band weight-loss surgery. After graduating from Tulane University, he earned his Doctor of Osteopathy from Nova Southeastern University. He completed his surgical residency training at Peninsula Hospital in Far Rockaway, NY, where he also served as Chief Surgical Resident. Dr. Choi continued his subspecialty Fellowship education at University of California Davis where he received specialized training in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery. After completing his extensive training, he joined a private practice surgical group for a year at Dobb Ferry Hospital in Dobbs Ferry, NY, where he performed both Lap-Band and gastric bypass procedures.
Dr. Choi was born and raised in South Florida and decided to come back to help the patients in his community. His interest in weight loss started during his minimally invasive surgery fellowship, where he saw firsthand how weight-loss surgery could dramatically affect the health and life of his patients. In the 12 years since Dr. Choi started his practice in the South Florida area, he has performed over 5000 successful weight loss procedures. He is one of South Florida’s top bariatric weight loss surgeons and he’s the only surgeon in South Florida who is performing the Davinci Robotic Gastric Sleeve Surgery. With his office located in Ft. Lauderdale, he has patients that come to see him not only from within Florida, but also from out of state and country as well.
Dr. Choi is credentialed at Broward Health Imperial, Broward Health Medical and Broward Health North. He also serves as a Clinical Instructor of Surgery for Nova Southeastern Medical School. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, Dr. Choi is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Florida, New York, and California.