Report: Kidneys Go Missing After Surgery in Mexico

According to reports from Yeshiva World News, at least four Frum individuals from the New York area are missing a kidney, after going to Mexico for “Bariatric Surgery.”

From Yeshiva World News:

A highly credible source – including one of the victims – has confirmed to YWN that in all the incidents the victims didn’t feel well after returning to New York, and had some testing done. All of them were found to be missing kidneys.

Many people have been flying to Mexico to have the procedure done there, as some insurance companies in the United States don’t easily cover the costs. Some patients get denied by their insurance company for the surgery in the U.S., and instead opt to have it done in Mexico for less than half the cost.

The average cost of bariatric surgery in Mexico by procedure is:
Lap Band – $3,000 to $6,500.
Gastric sleeve – $4,000 to $9,000.
Gastric bypass – $6,500 to $11,000.

A lap band surgery in the U.S. will cost anywhere between $10,800 and $30,000.
A gastric bypass surgery in the US costs $ 25,000–$35,000.
In the US an average gastric sleeve is priced at US $ 20, 000.


  • 1. Berel wrote:

    Be wary about the goyim in and from Latin America, the criminals from that area re-define cruelty. Hard working people, but very cruel. Sad!

  • 3. Yossi A wrote:

    That’s what happens when you try saving a few dollars.
    Best way to lose weight is the natural way..
    Everyone is looking for the easy way out.

    • 5. Yossi A -clueless & insensitive wrote:

      If the “natural way” worked every time for every person, don’t you think we would have done it already? No one in their right minds wants to go through major surgery: I didn’t, but it was a last resort. You have no idea what you are talking about. Apart from genetic factors, there are many different physical contributors to obesity, and overeating is only one of them.

      I am so sick of all you people who are so abusive to overweight people, including making rude, personal comments directly to us, or in our hearing. And let me tell you… Some of you aren’t exactly skinny either! Look at yourselves in the mirror. Bad breath? Greasy skin? Pimples? Do you need a shower occasionally?

      I had bariatric surgery which didn’t work…. NOT because I continued to overeat. It left me with new and severe repercussions and I have to have it redone – not because I want to, but because I HAVE to, to see if the damage is permanent, which my new doctor suspects it is.

      So I have an idea. Why don’t you shut YOUR mouth, instead of telling us to shut ours.

    • 6. Larry wrote:

      It so happens to be that some people need the help.but going to Mexico that’s a whole different story

  • 8. Milhouse wrote:

    Unlike the old rumors that used to circulate about people having kidneys stolen in hotel rooms, this story is at least theoretically possible. But it’s still very unlikely to be true. I’d lay at least 9-1 odds that it’s a stupid lie that someone made up so he could laugh at all the people who take it seriously.

  • 9. baloney wrote:

    was already proven to be a false story… was one women who is having kidney issues after her surgery. no 4 people and no harvesting!

    • 11. ahavasyisroel wrote:

      what exactly is yeshivaworld supposed to be about and who runs it? It doesn’t seem as if most of their posters are even yeshivish!

  • 15. That's insane! wrote:

    Uh Yossi a bit of rachmonus…not eo has the $’s not called easy way out…and that’s not just a few dollars

  • 16. It's true wrote:

    The surgery cost an arm and a leg in the US.
    In Mexico, it only costs
    a kidney


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