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

  • Digestive System Surgical Procedures
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gallbladder
  • Hernia, Abdominal
  • Abdominal Wall
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • 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

Education History

Medical School

Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV
MD
8/1/1995 - 5/30/1999

Internship

Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV

7/1/1999 - 6/30/2000

Residency

Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV

7/1/2000 - 6/30/2005

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery
10/28/2008

Academic Information

My Department

Surgery

My Division

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

104 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.3 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

    The doctor was very informative about what needed to be done for situation. He made sure that I understood the plan of action for what we were going to do.

  • Reviewed on Dec 12, 2020

    <span class='highlight hasPHI'>speedy</span> and thorough care and a thoughtful plan for future care

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

    He was fine.

  • Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

    In tune with my issues, explained them to me in detail.

  • Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

    He is very professional and I really like that he has my best interest at heart and not just jumping the gun rushing me off to surgery.

  • Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

    they all did a awesome job and was very helpful

  • Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

    Overall, very good and used language and examples that are easily understood. Just always seems in a hurry or rushed.

  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

    Dr. Narula is very knowledgeable and yes specific and direct in his explanation.

  • Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

    My doctor was 35 minutes late for my appointment (which was the first of the day) because he had IT problems and couldn't use his badge. He spent minimal time with me and asked me to sign papers, which I read after he left the room. I noticed that he didn't mention anything about one of the items on the list I signed that we'd discussed. When he popped back in to see if I would meet with a nurse practitioner for follow-up, I asked him about the post-op instructions and he gave me a cursory, one-sentence answer.

  • Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

    My Dr is caring and to the point with a good bedside manner towards his patients

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Narula has reported no relationships with companies or entities.