Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 71

Dr. Nirmel
Accepting new patients

Nirmel Neurological Institute

10 Union St Natick, MA 01760

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(508) 650-1022

Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Natick, MA. He is affiliated with MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nirmel to book an appointment.

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Dr. Nirmel is affiliated with MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital Framingham, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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  • Trustworthy
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nirmel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nirmel treats Low Back Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Nirmel treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nirmel treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Nirmel treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nirmel performs Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Nirmel performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Nirmel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hydrocephalus
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Paracentesis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Sudoscan
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tic Disorders
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertigo
  • Wada Test

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(508) 650-1022

Dr. Nirmel accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Nirmel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nirmel

3.5

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
55.55555555555556%
(10)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(2)
2 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
1 Star
27.77777777777778%
(5)
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I found Dr. Nirmel to be very knowledgeable, friendly, patient and through. He spent time explaining my condition and the treatment I needed in order to function without executing pain. His exam is not traditional yet effective. He answered two pages of questions I asked. He made sure I understood exactly what he would do in my surgery. He ordered all studies, MRI, X-Rays, labs spinal brace before my surgery. I decided to have extensive spinal surgery with him. He picks his team for the surgery, other surgeons and nurses, I found very impressive. Denise, Office Manager, reached out to my insurance co. and sent all documents they requested. She also made all appointments for pre-op and post op. I hope this review helps you in your decision when picking your Neurosurgeon. If I needed spinal surgery again, he would definitely be my surgeon. I would highly recommend him. Enclosing-I'll miss you Dr. Nirmel, I can't thank-you enough for giving me my life back. Stay well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Terri D. – Jul 09, 2020
Dr. Nirmel is a wonderful doctor. He has operated on me several times and my last operation has left me feeling great in a long time. He listens intensely and does not rush you. He is a very caring and understanding doctor. His office staff is also very nice. He has changed my life for the better.
5 people found this helpful
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Apr 27, 2019
I had a 2nd surgery to fix what Nirmel did to my spine. I had that second surgery after recovering from Spinal Meningitis that I got from a procedure that Nirmel did to find out why his surgery was not working for my back. A Milo-gram (sp) that resulted in streptococcal salivarious spinal meningitis that put me in ICU, then FUH and the a transfer to BWH. And then corrective surgery on L2/3 that Nirmel didn’t fix in the first place.. Brain swell resulted in damage to my Cerebellum
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Mar 27, 2018
II is unfortunate that this patient developed...Read More
Dr Nirmel performed kyphoplasty on my mom’s spine essentially cementing a fractured vertebrae. Within 24 hours she was pain free. And what is most amazing ... my mom is 93 years old. Now she is up and waking. I am so grateful to Dr. Nirmel, just so grateful. He is highly skilled, compassionate, with a calm warm demeanor. If I ever need the services of a neurosurgeon, this will be my doctor. You will not be disappointed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Peggy Lynn in Harwich, MA – Oct 15, 2017
Dr Nirmel is one of the best doctors I have ever met, unfortunately his secretary is the worst I have ever encountered. Due to this it has drastically affected my overall experience and level of care.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
5 people found this helpful
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Bedford, MA – Mar 24, 2017

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Listening to my PATIENTS with respect and providing meticulous, thorough and COMPASSIONATE care with understanding of the patient's ailment and disease...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Pain Management

Board Certifications

Education

Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellowship Hospital
Mass Genl Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1979
NYU-Bellevue Hospital Center-New York, NY
Residency Hospital
1977
Royal Victoria Hospital
Internship Hospital
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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Hindi

Awards

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Is Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nirmel frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nirmel treats.

Where is Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD's office located?

Dr. Nirmel's office is located at 10 Union St, Natick, MA 01760. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD speak?

Dr. Nirmel speaks French, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Nirmel Neurological Institute

The Nirmel Neurological Institute Inc.10 Union St Natick, MA 01760
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Nirmel is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital

Framingham, MA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)