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Arnold La Count loses 300 pounds in one year

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By Erin Murray

HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas (KVEO/NBC) - Arnold La Count loves being active with his 6-year-old son.

A year ago he was over 500 pounds. Playing and being active was not possible.

Today La Count is hovering just over 200 pounds.

"There was a lot of things I couldn't do. I got to a point where I couldn't participate in family ordeals, I couldn't go places. I was embarrassed by the way I looked," he says.

To help drop the weight, La Count received gastric plication, a new weight loss surgery. The surgery reduces the size of a person's stomach.

"It is one of those procedures because it is so new, we still call investigational, we have to do many studies and keep track of these patients in a different way," says bariatric surgeon Dr. Luis Reyes.

Read more on KVEO's website.

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