Saint Elizabeth Bariatric Surgery Program
Welcome to your Bariatric Surgery Center E-Newsletter!  
We are happy to provide another way to keep you connected to the latest news and information during your experience of Reshaping Your Life.
Attend July Support Group
We are here for you!
Inspiration   Education   Motivation   Fellowship

Date: Tuesday, July 3, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Elizabeth Rose Room (Lower Level)
Topic: James chose Gastric Bypass Surgery in 2010. He shares his amazing story of how his health and life have changed for the better.

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Elizabeth Rose Room (Lower Level)
Topic: Patti chose the Sleeve Gastrectomy in 2011. She will share her story of how the "Sleeve" has been a significant tool in helping her reshape her life and health!


Bring a friend or family support person...everyone is welcome!  

Know Your Lab Values
Most patients are at risk for some aspect of nutritional deficiency after surgery. At your annual check-up, ask your primary care doctor to evaluate your nutritional status. The following lab tests will assist you in knowing how you are doing: 

Vitamin D
Vitamin B12

Taking vitamins, minerals, iron and protein supplements ensure best outcomes after surgery. Failure to do so can seriously compromise your health. If you have questions about what you should be taking or the appropriate dosage, talk with your family doctor and bariatric surgeon. Be in the know!
Creative Cooking
Recipe of the Month
Watermelon Salad by Chef Dave

Serves 8

  • 2 cups watermelon, seeded and cubed
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh mint
  • cup chopped green onions
  • 2 kiwi fruit, peeled and cubed
  • cup  fresh lemon juice
  • cup raspberry vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Splenda
  • Add salt and pepper to taste

Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and toss lightly. Refrigerate for 4 hours to give salad a chance to marinate. 


Nutrient Analysis Per serving: 35 calories, 1g protein, 0g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 8g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 0mg sodium

Source: Cookwise with Chef Dave

Join Us at the Cornhusker State Games Energy Walk

Participate with others from support group.
When: Saturday, July 21
Where: Fallbrook Neighborhood, Northwest Lincoln
Time: Participants may begin their walk anytime between 7:00 a.m. and Noon

The fee is $20 per person and you must register by Monday, July 2 (includes T-shirt)

Please contact Sharon at or 402-432-3942 for more information.
We hope to see you there!

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In the Community
 Diabetes Education
Wow! What a Great Meeting
16 support group members participated in the Hy-Vee nutrition and education tour in June. We learned about the NU-VAL scoring system 1 -100. The higher the score, the better the nutrition. For example: one cereal was rated at 10, the second at 25 and the healthier choice cereal at 37. A food products score is driven down by added salt, fats and sugar. Besides reading labels this is another tool to help all of us to choose wisely. Reach for 100!
Spread the Word

If you have a friend that is interested in weight-loss surgery, please share information on upcoming Reshape Your Life classes.

Class Schedule
Share Your Story
Hear how Stacy got her life back at a young age after weight-loss surgery.
Hear how Stacy got her life back at a young age after weight-loss surgery.
Contact Us

Saint Elizabeth Bariatric Surgery Center Team is here to help you take steps towards a healthier you.  


For more information, or to contribute to the E-Newsletter please contact our             Bariatric Program Coordinator at 402-219-7638 or