OBITUARY

Todd Mason McCarty, MD

August 25, 1962March 28, 2020

Todd Mason McCarty, MD, passed away on March 28, 2020, at the age of 57. He was born in Greeley, CO, on August 25, 1962. Todd grew up in Johnstown and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1980. He was a gifted student, he received his medical degree from UT Southwestern, 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 8 years of surgical training. He trademarked and patented the Mini sleeve and was experienced with 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, 9 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 DFW. 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. He was an ASMBS Master Surgeon of Excellence and a member of the Texas Medical Association. Dr. McCarty 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, well known for his love of dogs, gardening, painting and being outside working the grill. He loved studying science and building rockets, and 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. Dr. McCarty was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn Mason McCarty and Delores Jenean Donahue. He is survived by his wife Crystal Dawn McCarty, sons Cristopher Mason McCarty, Brian Patrick McCarty and Joshua Jadon Brown, and his sister Robyn Allyson Herman. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends and colleagues. A celebration of life will be planned for Dr. McCarty at a future date, but in the interim the family invites you to share a favorite memory or story about Todd in the comments below, and if you are able to, make a donation to a charity of your choice in his honor.

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Tremaine Brown

May 5, 2021

This is devasting to learn about Dr. McCarty's death. He did my GP surgery over 17 years ago. He helped me at a time when I had no other help. The world truly lost a treasure!!

John Conrad

April 30, 2021

I just learned of Dr. McCarty's passing. He was one of my mentors during my surgical residency at Baylor hospital in Dallas. He was a great teacher and was a critically important part of the training of many surgeons throughout the country. As a resident we were often called to the emergency room at all hours and it was very hard to maintain composure under extreme fatigue and stress. Dr. McCarty had also done his residency at Baylor prior to me. I always remembered when he returned after his fellowship one of the ER doctors telling me how Dr. McCarty was always a "class act" when going through the very difficult residency. He always was when I knew him. A great mentor and surgeon. He will be sorely missed

Esther Anosike Kiyonga

March 1, 2021

Words can not express how devastating this is. Dr Mccarty saved my life through his skill and expertise in bariatic sugery. His vitamins and protein are the only things my stomach can hold down till date. I will always be grateful to have met him. I also got to meet and know Crystal. A sweetheart. May God comfort his family. He will be dearly missed. Never forgotten.

Tamesha McAllister

January 3, 2021

Wow. This is heartbreaking. Thank you Dr McCarty. You truly saved my life. I was suffering from chronic pancreatitis until this man fought to the do an experimental surgery for me. My quality of life has improved drastically. The world is missing an amazing man and mind. Thank you for helping me

John O’Brien

December 3, 2020

Sorry to hear of you passing. The world is a lesser place without you, your brilliant mind and great surgical skills. I wish the best of life to your family. May they be blessed with a full life, even though you are gone.

John O’Brien
Dallas, Texas

CARRIN OWENS

June 22, 2020

Jan 11, 2007. Dr. McCarthy saved my life. DIABETES was killing me & the gastric bypass saved my life. I just learned of his death TODAY. I feel so hurt as I never delivered a before & after pic. 13yrs later & I still fight daily to stay healthy. I promised him I would lose the weight & keep it off.

Tami Adams

June 16, 2020

I just found out about Dr. McCarty’s passing. He changed my life over 5 years ago with weight loss surgery. I always recommended him to others. I’m so sorry for the family’s loss.

Dana Bewley

June 11, 2020

Dr McCarty worked with Dr Joseph Kuhn back in 2002 when I had my bariatric surgery at Baylor. Dr Kuhn did my surgery but both doctors were wonderful with such great bedside manners. I had a roommate after surgery and her doctor was Dr McCarty. My oh my how the ladies in the WL groups swooned over him at our meetings. He and Dr. Kuhn will both truly be missed. Many prayers and thoughts to his family.

Eric Bryant

May 26, 2020

I always rememeber Todd talking about his family and being a pioneer in surgery. He was always thinking of how to do things in new and better ways. One time back in ~2005/6 he was telling me about a project he and his son were working on to build something mechanical that would accomplish a task. If I remember right, his son wanted to start with a small marble and eventually have it pour a cup of coffee. They were almost there and he was thinking about the last step to move the coffee pot. We kicked around some ideas and he was so happy to report back the next day when they made it work! He talked about it with me for years after. You will be missed. RIP.

Graci LeJeune

May 12, 2020

My condolences to the McCarty family. He was a kind and caring man. I'm sure he is deeply missed by all. God bless.

FROM THE FAMILY