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Mini Sleeve Innovator

Dr. Todd McCarty’s vision was helping patients reclaim their lives through a minimally invasive procedure was his original dream. And today, the dream lives on at Total Wellness & Bariatrics.

Todd Mason McCarty, MD, passed away on March 28, 2020, at the age of 57. He was born in Greeley, Colorado, on August 25, 1962, and grew up in Johnstown, Colorado, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1980. He was a gifted student and went on to receive his medical degree from UT Southwestern in Dallas, garnering many academic awards along the way, as well as receiving the highest scores on multiple nationally ranked exams.

Dr. McCarty began performing bariatric surgery in 1998 after completing eight years of surgical training. He trademarked and patented the Mini Sleeve® and was experienced in complex revision surgery. He was one of the first surgeons in the nation to integrate laparoscopy into bariatric surgery, introducing laparoscopic gastric bypass and later laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

He was dedicated to improvements in patient care, authored more than 50 scholarly articles and nine book chapters, and was frequently invited as an expert speaker and author. He trained hundreds of surgeons spanning over 20 states, including many bariatric surgeons in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Together with his wife Crystal Dawn McCarty, whom he married on August 10, 2015, Dr. McCarty had a successful career in bariatric surgery at his practice, McCarty Weight Loss Center & Lakewood Aesthetics. Dr. McCarty was an ASMBS Master Surgeon of Excellence and a member of the Texas Medical Association. He was a leader in his field and his many contributions will continue to benefit the medical community for years to come.

Dr. McCarty had many passions outside of the professional realm. He had an appreciation for nature and was well known for his love of dogs, gardening, painting and being outside working the grill. He loved studying science and building rockets, and he could just as easily be found playing chess or cribbage as watching the UFC. He was a dedicated husband, father, and surgeon, putting his whole heart into everything he did.

His passion for patient-centric bariatrics was passed on to Dr. Leah Dill, whose shared enthusiasm for helping people can be seen today at Total Wellness. Her consultations are less a consult and more a simple conversation. She listens. She learns. She advises. Helping patients reclaim their lives through a minimally invasive procedure was Dr. McCarty’s original dream. And today, the dream lives on at Total Wellness & Bariatrics.

He was dedicated to improvements in patient care, authored more than 50 scholarly articles and nine book chapters, and was frequently invited as an expert speaker and author. He trained hundreds of surgeons spanning over 20 states, including many bariatric surgeons in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Together with his wife Crystal Dawn McCarty, whom he married on August 10, 2015, Dr. McCarty had a successful career in bariatric surgery at his practice, McCarty Weight Loss Center & Lakewood Aesthetics. Dr. McCarty was an ASMBS Master Surgeon of Excellence and a member of the Texas Medical Association. He was a leader in his field and his many contributions will continue to benefit the medical community for years to come.

Dr. McCarty had many passions outside of the professional realm. He had an appreciation for nature and was well known for his love of dogs, gardening, painting and being outside working the grill. He loved studying science and building rockets, and he could just as easily be found playing chess or cribbage as watching the UFC. He was a dedicated husband, father, and surgeon, putting his whole heart into everything he did.

His passion for patient-centric bariatrics was passed on to Dr. Leah Dill, whose shared enthusiasm for helping people can be seen today at Total Wellness. Her consultations are less a consult and more a simple conversation. She listens. She learns. She advises. Helping patients reclaim their lives through a minimally invasive procedure was Dr. McCarty’s original dream. And today, the dream lives on at Total Wellness & Bariatrics.

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