Monday, January 17, 2011

USA - Do-It-Yourself Gastric Bypass Surgery

Are you seriously overweight and want a Gastric bypass operation?  Your insurance doesn't cover it or you have no insurance?  Try this at  (NOTE:  Anesthetic not included):

Stranger Than Fiction: Do-It-Yourself Gastric Bypass Kit Invades

Obesity is a problem in the United States, and it's not a secret. Gastric bypass surgery is a radical, often last-ditch effort to "cure" the problem, and apparently some have decided that it's not something that requires a doctor: there appears to be a DIY kit available on

Just to be clear, there are two sellers available, but the kit isn't sold by (or fulfilled, either), so Amazon Prime is not an option. Including shipping, the kit will run you about $280, but the item really includes 3 kits, in case you get it wrong the first time. There is no anesthesia included, so you'll have to get that somewhere else.

It has a buyer rating of 4.5 out of 5.  However, some have reported the instructions are not very clear.  The fact that they insert 3 kits in the one item may be seen as a comfort, as you will have multiple tries.  It is similar to the case with screen protectors, we assume, where it is almost a requirement that more than one attempt be made.

In reality, a look at the reviews show that all are tongue-in-cheek. That said, because of that we have no idea how the kit is really rated. Just remember, since it's not sold by Amazon Prime, you have to rely on Amazon's Marketplace policy for returns, which is not as liberal as its own.  If you have an experience with the kit, please leave a review at, or in our own comments, below.
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BTW, this item is no longer available.  Sorry, fatty!
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  1. Ugh. Its amazing half the world is starving and a few idiots are funding ways ... how can I eat enough for 12 people and not get fat? Possibly lethal self surgery...sounds like a good idea!

  2. This is a joke. At least I think it is. I hope it is


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