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.

July Support Group

 We are here for you! 

Inspiration  Education  Motivation Fellowship
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Elizabeth Rose Room
Summer Eating Made Healthy
Bring a fruit or vegetable with nutrition information to share with group.

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Elizabeth Rose Room
Cancer and Obesity: Risks and Prevention
Presented by: Jill Weyers RN, Cancer Outreach Coordinator at Saint Elizabeth.     
Webinar presentation available in Grand Island - Contact Gary S. at 308-379-0535 for more details.
My challenge to you: Call and invite someone to support group in July. It may be the call they need to reconnect. One never knows how we may touch another until we reach out and think of others. You will be blessed in return.
Follow-Up with your Surgeon via the Nebraska Statewide Network

Did you know that if you live out of the Lincoln area, you can have some of your
follow-up visits with your surgeon via Telehealth?
We are using current technology to connect you  with your surgeon in the Saint Elizabeth Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Center program. You can attend your scheduled appointment at your local hospital and the surgeon will connect with you via tele-communication. Your surgeon will be able to talk to you, complete an assessment of how you are progressing and answer any questions you may have.
You can save time away from work and travel expenses to Lincoln. Patients will always be scheduled to see the surgeon face-to-face for the first visit after surgery. If you are doing well, you might consider scheduling your next appointment through the telehealth network in Nebraska. We have already started utilizing this service for patients that live out of Lincoln and the response has been very positive!
If you live out of Lincoln and are interested in telehealth follow-up visits, please discuss with your surgeon at your two-week visit following surgery.

Shelly Holman RN, CBN
 Metabolic & Bariatric Program Coordinator _______________________________________

Creative Cooking

Recipe of the Month 


  Salmon with Peppercorn Sauce 
  From the Recipe Box of HyVee Dietitian's
Serves: Four
  • 1 1/4 pounds salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 4 portions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • teaspoon peppercorns 
Sprinkle salmon with salt. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat, and add salmon and cook until opaque in center (four to seven minutes). Put on four serving plates.
Remove pan from heat and add lemon juice, butter, peppercorns and a pinch of salt: mix until butter
is incorporated. Top each fillet with two teaspoons sauce.
Nutritional Value per serving:

Carbohydrate: 1 gm 

Protein: 28 grams

Fat: 11 grams

Calories: 226

If you have a healthy recipe you would like to share, please email to


Please include nutritional information if available.
Recipes must be original family recipes. If using another source you must send us copyright permission.
You can view the Reshape Your Life class from home. We encourage you to attend in person to receive answers to your questions and meet the specialists. 
Reshape Your Life -  Presented by Dr. Benjamin Hung at Saint Elizabeth

Reshape Your Life

Presented by: Benjamin Hung, MD 

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In the Community 

Announcing New Walking Group at Saint Elizabeth


Sharon J., an active member of support group is starting a walking group. This summer, immediately following support group, we will put on our walking shoes and stride the campus of Saint Elizabeth.  

Exercise is much more fun when we can do it together. Sharon's desire is to motivate others as well as incorporate more movement and exercise into our daily routines.


Thank you Sharon, for your commitment to living a healthy lifestyle and, most of all, for helping others to achieve the same. You are an inspiration to all of us!


Don't forget to bring your walking shoes! We will have a drawing for a door prize for those that participate.


For more information contact Sharon at 


Put the Patient Reunion on your Calendar!
Saturday, September 28
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Stretch For Success!
We are excited to announce the keynote speaker:
Marty Wolff
Marty is a past participant on "The Biggest Loser" 
This reunion is for all individuals that have had surgery or are in the process of preparing for surgery. More details to come! 
 We need your help! 
We are looking for raffle items as door prizes for this year's reunion. We have had wonderful donations in the past and are asking you to contribute if you can! Please contact Marilyn Wadum at or


We appreciate your support for this great event! 

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

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The Saint Elizabeth Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Center team is here to help you take steps towards a healthier you. We appreciate your feedback and comments.


You can read previous newsletters on the Saint Elizabeth Bariatric Surgery Center website.


For more information, or to contribute to the E-Newsletter, please contact our 

Metabolic & Bariatric Program Coordinator at 402-219-7638 or