Thomas R. McCarty, MD, MPH

Interventional Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology

Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates

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Thomas R. McCarty, MD, MPH

Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates

About Me

"My goal as a physician is to deliver comprehensive and compassionate care, uniquely tailored to each patient’s needs. I am committed to providing the highest quality of care through offering the most innovative treatments for a variety of gastrointestinal issues. As a triple-board certified physician in Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine, and Gastroenterology, I strive to design an individualized therapeutic approach for each patient, with highly-specialized care focused on minimally invasive interventions for pancreaticobiliary disease, obesity, and other digestive disorders. "

Dr. Thomas R. McCarty was born and raised in Houston, TX, prior to attending Baylor University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.  He then received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and subsequent Residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  After completion of Residency, he remained at Yale School of Medicine for an additional year, serving as an Instructor of Medicine and Chief Resident. He then continued training in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. During his time in Boston, MA, he also earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and completed two additional training fellowships in Bariatric Endoscopy and Advanced Endoscopy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.  He has been trained and worked alongside pioneers of interventional gastroenterology and bariatric endoscopy to use the latest techniques and minimally invasive approaches in the field.

His clinical interests include the treatment of a variety of digestive disorders, such as pancreaticobiliary disease and obesity. As a clinical researcher, his interests include the development of innovative endoscopic techniques and procedures that aim to provide minimally invasive therapies for difficult-to-treat gastrointestinal conditions.  He is triple-board certified in Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine, and Gastroenterology and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, editorials, and book chapters as well as given multiple national and international presentations in the areas of interventional endoscopy and obesity.

Clinical Interests

 

  • Bariatric Endoscopy
  • Cholangioscopy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colonoscopy (diagnostic and screening)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) Diagnostic & Therapeutic
  • Endoscoic retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)
  • Obesity Medicine
  • Primary Weight Loss Procedures (Intragastric Balloon, Sleeve Gastroplasty)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Revisional Weight Loss Procedures after Roux-en-Y and Sleeve Gastrectomy (Transoral Outlet Reduction, Sleeve-in-Sleeve)
  • Zenker Diverticulum Treatment (Cricopharyngeal Septotomy, Z-POEM)

Accepted Insurance Plans

Beech Street PPO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Coventry PPO
First Health PPO
GeoBlue
HMO Blue
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

UNDERGRADUATE
Baylor University
MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
MEDICAL DOCTORATE
Baylor College of Medicine
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine | Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine
FELLOWSHIP
Gastroenterology/Hepatology & Endoscopy | Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Bariatric Endoscopy | Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Advanced Endoscopy & Interventional Gastroenterology | Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
BOARD CERTIFICATION
Internal Medicine | American Board of Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology | American Board of Internal Medicine
Obesity Medicine | American Board of Obesity Medicine
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital

Languages

  • English
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What insurance does Dr. Thomas R. McCarty accept?
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  • Where is Dr. Thomas R. McCarty located?
    Dr. Thomas R. McCarty sees patients at the following locations:
    • Smith Tower, 6550 Fannin St., Ste 1201, Houston, TX 77030
  • What languages do Dr. Thomas R. McCarty and/or staff speak?
    Dr. Thomas R. McCarty and/or office staff speak English