Vimal Narula

Vimal Narula, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Physician

Professor of Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 75 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 27 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

  • 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

Plastic Surgery

in Eye and Ear Institute
915 Olentangy River Road
2nd Floor Suite 2140
Columbus, OH 43212
614-293-8566

Bariatric Surgery

in Martha Morehouse Outpatient Care
2050 Kenny Road
Concourse Suite 1222
Columbus, OH 43221
614-366-6675

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
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.

75 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5.0 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2024

    My health care provider answered all my questions. Good job

  • Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

    He was excellent at explaining my procedure & taking my concerns into consideration. He made me feel at ease about my upcoming surgery.

  • Reviewed on Feb 07, 2024

    Very professional and nice

  • Reviewed on Jan 21, 2024

    All great

  • Reviewed on Jan 21, 2024

    Outstanding

  • Reviewed on Dec 24, 2023

    Saw need to schedule tests for problems. However disregarded initial simple tests in favor of more invasive procedures. Did not offer any intermediate advice to deal with pain or dietary advice while awaiting tests.

  • Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

    All good

  • Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

    Very trustworthy and understanding. Knows my situation well.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/30/2022, Dr. Narula has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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