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Ruban Nirmalan, MD

Dr. Nirmalan is a surgeon in the Lafayette area. He is affiliated with Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital and Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital.
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27 doctors
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27 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Lafayette area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nirmalan saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Lafayette area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Lafayette area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Nirmalan saw polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.
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14 doctors
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13 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.

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5 doctors
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5 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Lafayette area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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7 doctors
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6 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw skin cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.

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22 doctors
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22 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw more obesity patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Lafayette area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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5 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.
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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw skin tag patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.

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15 doctors
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15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw sleep apnea patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.

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Dr. Nirmalan saw more arteriovenous (AV) fistula patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Lafayette area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Nirmalan saw more inguinal hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Lafayette area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Nirmalan saw more umbilical hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Lafayette area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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31 doctors
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32 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Nirmalan saw more cholecystitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Lafayette area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Nirmalan saw ovarian cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.
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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Lafayette area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Nirmalan saw appendicitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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7 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw carcinoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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1 doctor
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Dr. Nirmalan saw more pilonidal cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Lafayette area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw sprained joint patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.
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17 doctors
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17 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw chronic kidney disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Nirmalan saw melanoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.
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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw hepatitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.
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1 doctor
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Dr. Nirmalan saw hidradenitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.
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1 doctor
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Dr. Nirmalan saw anal fistula patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.
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28 doctors
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28 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.

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13 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw hormonal imbalance patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.
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29 doctors
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29 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Nirmalan saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lafayette area. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Nirmalan accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $7,952 – 11.4k
Gallbladder removal (open) $5,435 – 21.1k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $5,419 – 12.7k
Skin tag removal $125 – 263
Upper endoscopy $1,723 – 3,350

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Nirmalan’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Nirmalan 8%
Predicted for his patients 22%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Nirmalan’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Nirmalan’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Nirmalan’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Nirmalan’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Nirmalan’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
89%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Nirmalan’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Nirmalan’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Nirmalan’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Nirmalan’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Nirmalan’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
92%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Nirmalan’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Nirmalan’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Nirmalan’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Nirmalan’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Nirmalan sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
5177 McCarty Ln
Lafayette, IN 47905
499 miles away
IU Health Arnett Medical Offices
2600 Greenbush St
Lafayette, IN 47904
502 miles away
Office
810 S 6th St
Monticello, IN 47960
501 miles away

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Credentials
  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2001
  • St John Hospital and Medical Center Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Nirmalan is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Avera
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hill Physicians
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • Trilogy Health Insurance
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield