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The La Feria Independent School District’s Gifted and Talented Program is designed to serve a small segment of the student population. Students must meet strict criteria as defined in the Gifted and Talented Plan. Parents may nominate their child for consideration from February 22 – March 8, 2013. If you wish to nominate your child, please contact the counselor at your child’s campus before the March 8, 2013, deadline.

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Letter to the Editor

DR. ASHRAF HILMY PERFORMS CAMERON COUNTY’S 1ST “SAME DAY” BARIATRIC SURGERY AT VALLEY BAPTIST HARLINGEN – A Valley woman has become the first Cameron County resident to go home the same day as having weight-loss (bariatric) surgery. Dr. Ashraf Hilmy, General & Bariatric Surgeon, performed the first same-day “Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy” surgery at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen on Celeste Ramirez, age 59, of Brownsville. Dr. Hilmy has performed DR. ASHRAF HILMY various types of weightloss surgeries through the years – but until now, none have resulted in such a quick turn-around time for the patient to leave the hospital. During the surgery, 85 percent of Ms. Ramirez’ stomach was removed, which is expected to facilitate a dramatic loss in weight for her – as well as other health benefits that were already evident before she even left the hospital. “Ms. Ramirez was admitted on blood pressure and diabetic medications,” Dr. Hilmy said. “After the surgery, she was discharged with betterthan-normal blood pressure - and almost normal levels of blood sugar. And she left with a big smile on her face.” Dr. Hilmy noted that being able to have bariatric surgery and then leave the same day, without having to spend the night at the hospital, saves both time and money for Valley patients. “Just six years ago, it was common for patients to spend two days or more in the hospital after bariatric surgery,” Dr. Hilmy added. “This advancement will really benefit patients who need to get home sooner or get back to work sooner.” Other patients who have undergone the sleeve gastrectomy surgeries with the Surgical & Medical Weight Loss Program at Valley Baptist have reported losing 100 pounds or more. So far, Ms. Ramirez has lost more than 28 pounds – and expects to lose much more over the coming weeks and months. Valley Baptist’s Surgical & Medical Weight Loss Program is located in a one-story building across the street from the hospital, at 2220 Haine Drive, Suite 38, in Harlingen. For more information on weight-loss medical and surgery options, contact your physician and Dawn Rodriguez, RN, BSN, at (956) 389-6896 or at dawn. rodriguez@valleybaptist.net.

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