Dr. Krishna Nirmel, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 70
  
Dr. Nirmel
Accepting new patients

The Nirmel Neurological Institute

10 Union St Ste 3a 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 accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
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
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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

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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nirmel treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Nirmel treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Pathological Spine Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nirmel treats Pathological Spine Fracture more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Nirmel treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nirmel treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Nirmel treats this condition more than 86% 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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Dr. Nirmel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Nirmel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nirmel

3.6

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
58.8235294117647%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
11.764705882352942%
(2)
2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
1 Star
23.529411764705884%
(4)
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (13)
  • Explained conditions well (13)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (13)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (5)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (5)
  • Office environment (3)
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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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
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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.
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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.
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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 condition.

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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

Languages

  • French
  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

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Locations

The Nirmel Neurological Institute

The Nirmel Neurological Institute10 Union St Ste 3a Natick, MA 01760
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MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital

Framingham, MA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)