Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 72

Neurosurgery

Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Natick, MA. He is affiliated with MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD

The Nirmel Neurological Institute

10 Union St Ste 3A Natick, MA 01760
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Dr. Nirmel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nirmel

3.5

Based on 19 ratings

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Saw Dr. Normal in the late nineties. He sent me for a lumbar MRI and said there was nothing he could do for me. As I had dehydrated disc’s. I was in pain all the time. I finally saw another neurosurgeon and had lumbar decompression surgery. It helped me for at least twenty years. I am an RN. I was able to work to retirement. In 2018, I had to have spinal surgery again to relieve spinal stenosis and scoliosis. Two years later, I had it revised in Boston by the absolutely best neurosurgeon that I have ever met! I have been pain free ever since. I now have rods, screws, and a basket-like metal stabilizers in place. what a relief and miracle. Too bad Dr. Nirmel was so fast to dismiss me! Shame on you! Your nurse practitioner was very condescending to me!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 10, 2022
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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
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Terri D. – Jul 09, 2020
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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.
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Apr 27, 2019
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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
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Mar 27, 2018
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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
11 people found this helpful
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Peggy Lynn in Harwich, MA – Oct 15, 2017
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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
6 people found this helpful
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Bedford, MA – Mar 24, 2017
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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

Board Certifications

Education

McGill University / Faculty of Medicine
Medical School
1983
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Harvard Longwood Neurology Program
Residency Hospital
1979
NYU-Bellevue Hospital Center-New York, NY
Residency Hospital
1977
Royal Victoria Hospital
Internship Hospital
,

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Hindi

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What conditions does Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD treat?

Dr. Nirmel frequently treats the following conditions: Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Acoustic Neuroma. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD's office address?

Dr. Nirmel's office is located at 10 Union St Ste 3A, Natick, MA 01760. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD fluent in?

Dr. Nirmel is able to speak French, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD is affiliated with MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital.

Is Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD holds board certifications in Neurosurgery.

Does Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.5/5 for Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (7/25/2018)View details
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)
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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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Memory Evaluation
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nirmel performs Memory Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

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

Dr. Nirmel's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Epilepsy
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Paracentesis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Sudoscan
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tic Disorders
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertigo

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(508) 650-1022

Dr. Nirmel accepts the following insurance:

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

Locations

The Nirmel Neurological Institute

The Nirmel Neurological Institute10 Union St Ste 3A 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

60% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

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