Professor Vinod Menon is a highly experienced laparoscopic upper gastrointestinal & obesity surgeon and cancer specialist working in Coventry, Warwickshire and in Leamington Spa. He has carried out over 1100 bariatric (obesity) and Oesophageal cancer operations with excellent outcomes. Prof. Menon is also Immediate Past President of British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) having served previously as Treasurer & Honorary Secretary

Prof. Menon is committed to giving patients access to the best possible care in the safest environment. He offers safe and effective bariatric/metabolic surgery and is dedicated to empowering people affected by obesity


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Gastric Banding

Insertion of a gastric band that divides the stomach in two creating a smaller area for food intake to help patients with problems due to excess weight.

Gastric Balloon

Insertion of a balloon filling part of the stomach leaving a reduced space creating a smaller appetite.

Gastric Sleeve

A reduction of the stomach using less invasive keyhole surgery that results in the need for less food and ultimately weight loss as part of a healthier lifestyle.

Gastric Bypass

Shortening the digestive system as well as reducing the size of the stomach aids long term weight loss for patients who have found it difficult via other methods.

Lap Nissen Fundoplication

Key hole surgery is increasingly performed to treat the very common condition of acid reflux disease, patients stay in hospital overnight and return to normal activities in 3-4 weeks.

Hiatus Hernia Repair

A selection of surgical techniques to repair different hernia problems specifically catering to the individual needs of the patient.

Lap Heller's Myotomy

A laparoscopic surgical treatment of achalasia, a disorder weakening the oesophageal muscles leading to problems swallowing both solids and liquids.

Lap Cholecystectomy

In treating gallstones, which can cause immense abdominal pain, keyhole surgery techniques are used to remove the gallbladder and lessen the chance of further complications.


Very common safe outpatient procedure carried out under throat spray or small dose of sedation to investigate symptoms of heartburn, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).

Oesophageal and Stomach Cancers

A selection of surgical techniques to treat different oesophageal and stomach cancers specifically catering to the individual needs of the patient.

Open and lap (TAPP) repair inguinal hernia

The most common type of hernia, an inguinal hernia, occurs in the groin area causing a swelling or bulge under the skin where a hernia sac has slipped through a hole in the abdominal wall

Incisional hernia and abdominal wall hernia repair including umbilical & epigastric hernia

An incisional hernia occurs when the hernia appears through a scar left by a previous surgical operation such as an appendix or caesarean. 


These are Prof. Menon’s main locations. Click on the image of each hospital to find out more.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Circle Meriden Hospital

Nuffield Health Warwickshire

Circle Droitwich Spa


Mrs S, 36 years old, lap sleeve gastrectomy

“My ever increasing weight was never mentioned growing up, however at the age of 16 I joined the first of many slimming groups. The desire to lose the weight was so strong that I could lose huge amounts of weight (6-7 stones) at a given time however I lacked the...

Mrs K, 40 years old, lap sleeve gastrectomy

“I have been over weight all of my life, from as far back as I can remember. Always the biggest of my siblings, the biggest in my friendship groups and the biggest in my family. I was in a cycle lots of obese people find themselves in, I would comfort eat to feel...

Mrs X, 35 years old, gastric band

“I have always struggled with my weight from a young age slowly putting it on in my early and late teens. I tried so many diets that I became an expert in most of them but even though I managed to lose weight sometimes I could never keep it off. It had a massive...

Mrs S, 71 years old

71 year old Mrs S had laparoscopic repair hiatus hernia and Nissen fundoplication for intractable symptoms, her daughter wrote a lovely note..."mum is back to normal life".

Mr F, 32 years old, professional footballer

Mr F (then 32 years old) collapsed at the wheel while on the motorway from major gastrointestinal bleeding. The patient was rushed via ambulance to hospital, underwent emergency lifesaving surgery of the stomach and pancreas. Mr F remains alive and well 9 years later...

Mrs S, 48years old, lap sleeve gastrectomy

I had my surgery in October 2015 and I was well looked after and was well informed about what was going to happen to me. When I needed any answers the Dietitian was always available to assist me. She has been a support to me all the way through my journey. Though I...