Research Interests

Mr Menon is one of the co-investigators in the recently awarded grant worth £ 432,000 from Jon Moulton Foundation looking at effect of bariatric surgery in patients with Polycystic ovarian syndrome. This study is jointly undertaken by University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust and Imperial College London.

Mr Menon is part of a team of investigators planning a feasibility study comparing knee joint replacement versus bariatric surgery in patients with body mass index over 40. We have submitted a grant application to ‘”Versus Arthritis”

Mr Menon is one of the co-investigators in the forthcoming ABC (Arthoplasty bariatric comparision) Trial conceived by University of Warwick comparing bariatric surgery before and after joint replacement in obese patients with BMI greater than 40.

He co-supervised a PhD student at University of Warwick pursuing post graduate research degree through published work exploring the different surgical approaches in managing gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (awarded December 2016).

He is also co-supervising another PhD student at University of Warwick looking at biochemical and metabolic changes in patients undergoing bariatric surgery (protocol being finalised).

Mr Menon has been actively involved as either the principal or co-investigator for the UHCW NHS Trust in national trials (NEOSCOPE – first patient nationally was recruited from UHCW & Vindaloo-2), in addition to other ongoing national trials currently open at UHCW including Neo- AEGIS, OCCAMS, STO3, STO3 MRI Sub-study.

Other studies planned for this year include utilising the Human Metabolic Research Unit (HMRU in association with Dr T Barber) to assess the effects of bariatric surgery on appetite and post prandial metabolism. We are proposing to look at serum Ghrelin levels pre and post sleeve gastrectomy in addition to glucose level post bariatric surgery and how surgery affects the various incretin agents. A study focussing on brown fat changes with bariatric surgery is also in the planning phase utilising the vast tissue bank facilities at UHCW & University of Warwick.

Mr Menon contributes to and actively supports the SWORD database tool (Surgical workload, audit & research currently being developed by Association of Upper GI Surgeons of GB & Ireland) comparing surgeon & unit activity with Hospital Episode statistics (HES) data, providing valuable information on activity, outcomes etc in addition to actively contributing to National Bariatric Surgery Registry (NBSR) and National Oeosphago-Gastric cancer audit (NOGCA).

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