Vimal Narula

Vimal Narula, MD

  • General Surgery

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.


  • 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

Specialties and conditions I treat

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

Locations where I practice

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Education and training

Medical Degree

Marshall University School of Medicine


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

My Department


My Division

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery


140 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.7
  • Listens Carefully 4.6
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.7
  • Knows My Medical History 4.3
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2017

Very good and professional.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2017

very good experience

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2017

Dr. Narula is a very caring doctor and explains things thoroughly.

Reviewed on Nov 03, 2017

Always willing to work with me for scheduling.

Reviewed on Nov 01, 2017

He is very knowledgeable about my health. He told me what will be involved when I have my surgery.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2017

All good

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2017


Reviewed on Oct 23, 2017

other than running a bit late the exam and discussion over next steps was helpful and satisfying

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2017

All good.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2017

He's an excellent doctor.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Narula has reported financial relationships with the medical device, research and/or drug companies 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 614-293-7802.

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