Vimal Narula

Vimal Narula, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-3230

About Me

As a general and gastrointestinal surgeon, my focus is on minimally invasive surgery and surgical endoscopy. I perform a variety of procedures and enjoy meeting patients and participating in their treatment.

I encourage my patients to be aware of and remain active participants in their own care. This simple but important step can greatly improve their outcome, health and lifestyle.

In addition to clinical work, I am interested in many areas of research. This helps me to learn better ways to address the concerns of my patients. My research interests include minimally invasive surgery, surgical endoscopy, hernia and biliary disease.

I am part of a world-class professional team dedicated to excellent health care. The outstanding faculty and staff I work with each day are among the many things I enjoy about working at Ohio State.

After hours, I love to travel, read and attend Ohio State football games.

Highlights

  • Associate Director – Clinical Affairs, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Co-Director, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy & Gastrointestinal Surgery Fellowship
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Additional Languages I Speak

  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Herniorrhaphy
  • Hernia, Ventral
  • Hernia, Inguinal
  • Hernia, Hiatal
  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic
  • Hernia, Umbilical
  • Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Bile Duct Cancers
  • Biliary Tract Surgical Procedures
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystolithiasis
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Common Bile Duct Diseases
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
  • Gallbladder Cancers
  • Lipoma
  • Pancreatic Cancers
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • General Surgery
  • Robotics
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Residency

General Surgery
Marshall University School of Medicine
7/1/2000 - 6/30/2005

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery
10/28/2008

My Department

Surgery

My Division

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Reviews

210 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.7
  • Listens Carefully 4.7
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.7
  • Knows My Medical History 4.3
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 01, 2018

I am impressed with the personal interactions with the doctors & staff at OSU Medical School. I live 100 miles away and when I first started going to you I expected people to be cold and impersonal - Not at all.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

Very good.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

Excellent communication.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2018

very clear with his intentions for getting me the help that I need

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

all good no complaints

Reviewed on Sep 08, 2018

Dr. Narula is very friendly and helped me with my problem promptly.

Reviewed on Sep 07, 2018

Good.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

The care provider was personable and professional.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2018

Dr. Narula really listened to my problems and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

I love Dr. Narula. when I first had to switch I am always so nervous to get a new Dr. but he has been so helpful and caring about my situation and so nice I absolutely love him!

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Narula has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-8000.

  • W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.