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

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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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realneil replied on Sat, Jan 15 2011 7:21 PM

Holy Sheeeeit!!

Now I can say that I've seen it all.

Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.

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Dave_HH replied on Sun, Jan 16 2011 12:19 AM

That just ain't right...

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Holy Sheeeeit!! I'm grgree with Realneil . . That is so crazy. Seek the skilled doctor. NOT THAT ONE!

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AjayD replied on Sun, Jan 16 2011 2:39 AM

BYOB Bring Your Own Bypass kit.

We all know there is nothing more embarrassing than showing up to a black market bypass surgery, only to discover it's a BYOB event. Don't let that happen to you, again. Medline presents, DIY bypass in a bag.

Order in the next five minutes and we'll triple your order, free of charge. That's right, three for the price of one. Just in case you may have reservations about whether a retired Veterinarian has the skill necessary to operate on you, we've included two extra kits so he can practice on homeless volunteers first!

But wait, there's more. Be one of the first lucky 100 buyers and we'll even throw in our new-to-market DIY Lobotomy kit. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Get yours while supplies last.

*Alcohol is not a recommended DIY over-the-counter anesthetic. Individual results will vary.


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Where is the do it yourself Liposuction vacuum attachment kit?

I know they make one, I saw it being used on South Park!

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digitaldd replied on Mon, Jan 17 2011 9:58 AM

Next up at eleven, the Real  life Operation game reviewed. LoL!

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acarzt replied on Thu, Jan 20 2011 9:20 AM

Guys, this totally works, I used my kit last week and i've already lost 10 pounds!

Sure... that was mostly in blood... but you should see how great I look now!

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