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
AdditionalLanguagesISpeak
  • 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.

282 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 Mar 26, 2020

    Dr. Narula us the best!

  • Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

    Everyone was very nice had good information.

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2020

    I like Dr. Narula's confidence in his abilities and his work.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2020

    Respectful - friendly.

  • Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

    Dr. Narula is an excellent teacher. I have known what to expect at each step of the process. He is also careful, consults as he sets the need, AND is very importantly, KIND, AND is willing AND kind when checking with family members.

  • Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

    Very nice

  • Reviewed on Jan 02, 2020

    Friendly and professional.

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

    He was an excellent provider.

  • Reviewed on Nov 17, 2019

    He was concerned for my welfare and wanted to be sure that if I decided to have surgery that I was ready for it, and not rush in.

  • Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

    I spent more time w/Dr. Narula's fellow surgeon, and both were helpful.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Narula has reported no relationships with companies or entities.