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

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

Medical Degree

MD
Marshall University School of Medicine
5/30/1999

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

244 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 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

55 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Narula is an outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2019

never had any bad experienced

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2019

first time with care provider. seemed confident .

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2019

professional

Reviewed on Mar 05, 2019

Very good experience.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2019

Great!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

On time, sincere, concise in explaining things. Sharp and to the point, informative gets my jokes.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018

All good.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

Dr. Narula went out of his way to schedule my surgery in a prompt manner as I was changing health care providers in 2019. I can't say enough good things about he and his staff!

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2018

I was very surprised during the whole visit. He was great. Definitely the best visit I have ever had with a health provider.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Narula has reported no relationships with companies or entities.