Vimal Narula

Vimal Narula, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Physician

Professor of Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.7 out of 5
  • 82 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 33 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

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

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

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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

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.

82 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jul 10, 2022

    He was awesome.

  • Reviewed on Jun 09, 2022

    At first he seemed abrupt, but that was not the case. He was very clear & seemed very concerned for my health & working with me to schedule surgery.

  • Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

    Dr. very courteous speaking to a very senior patient.

  • Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

    Good

  • Reviewed on Mar 06, 2022

    Provider was very up front with my problem and what needed to be done

  • Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

    he is a tremendous surgeon who did a good job.

  • Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

    I knew from my first appointment he was good at his profession. He took the time to explain my test results and condition, in a way I could understand. He knew my history. He explained the procedures I would have and outcomes stating if things did not go as planned what we could do and ask if I was okay with him handling it that way. On a scale of 0-10 I would give him 15+.

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Narula has reported no relationships with companies or entities.