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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany's Deputy EMA director has started his weight loss journey. Jim Vaught underwent outpatient lap band surgery at Phoebe Tuesday morning.

Vaught, who weighs more than 400 pounds, opted for the surgery as a last resort to weight loss, but he'll also take part in a health and wellness program through the fire department where he works.

He said, "Everything is fine and I go back to visit with Dr. Burnette first part of October and we start doing the tightening of the band on this journey to bringing that old Marine Corps body back out."

He hopes to quickly get down to his old weight, losing 20 pounds a month.


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