The McCarty Weight Loss Center is excited to introduce Dr. Leah Dill as our new Bariatric surgeon. Dr. Dill has performed over 6,000 minimally invasive surgical procedures and has extensive experience in obesity, endoscopy, anti-reflux, and laparoscopic procedures. She also has 16 years’ surgical experience as well as tremendous compassion for patients and their total wellness.
Dr. Dill completed her general surgery residency at Oklahoma State University. During her residency training she chose to focus on her passion for bariatric surgery. She has also completed two mini-fellowships, one at Duke University School of Medicine in bariatric surgery and a second sponsored by Ethicon Endosurgery. She earned her doctorate at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, and is board certified in general surgery through the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.
Dr. Dill practiced as a general surgeon for over five years before previously joining Texas Bariatric Specialists in San Antonio and was held the title of the co-director in the Heartburn Center of South Texas. She is an expert in treating management of acid reflux and heartburn, as well as being one of just a few surgeons in Texas that are certified in the placement of the LINX Reflux Management System. She also has been the featured expert on the CW-33 “Best Doc’s Network” and received the “Patient’s Choice Award” in both 2010 and 2011. Dr. Dill enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter when she has free time from changing lives.
In addition to her expertise, Dr. Dill is currently an active member of:
• The Texas Medical Association
• The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
• The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
• The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Crystal is Dr. Leah Dill’s assistant and was previously Dr. McCarty’s assistant for 6 years. She has over 11 years’ experience in surgery. She is a strong patient advocate and guides patients to stay on track through their follow up appointments in order to reach their goals. Crystal also performs aesthetic injections for Lakewood Aesthetics, is the administrator for both clinics, and manages marketing for our practice. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, working out, and competing in dog agility.
Jaclyn is a Family Nurse Practitioner with experience in Emergency Medicine, Family medicine and bariatrics. Jaclyn works in conjunction with Dr. Dill and Crystal to guide patients through their surgical and medical weight loss journeys. Jaclyn is available to help with pre and post operative planning and follow up as well as assistance with medical weight loss. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, boating or just being outdoors.
Tina is our Registered Dietitian. She is compassionate, knowledgeable, and assists all of our patients in consistent plans to help them achieve their goals. Tina will meet with you via phone or in person prior to surgery, 6 weeks after surgery, and long-term if needed to help you get on the right track. In her free time, Tina enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, camping, puzzles, book group, Zumba, and home improvement projects.
Melissa is in charge of billing for our practice . Melissa has extensive knowledge with insurance and billing and is always happy to assist patients with understanding their benefits and insurance benefits. She can thoroughly explain your benefits as well as answer any questions you have regarding billing. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, movies, and new adventures.
Hazell is our Insurance Patient Advocate, insurance can be daunting and confusing, but her sweet disposition helps patients with the completion of criteria and works towards getting surgery and benefits approval. She is an expert in assisting our patients get their surgery approved through insurance. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her kids, Karaoke, state parks, and boxing/UFC matches.
Chelsea is our Medical Assistant and is vital in assisting patients in their pre and post-operative needs. She is a helpful guide and a very knowledgeable resource for our patients should they have any questions. Chelsea is also Lakewood Aesthetics’ esthetician resident skin care expert and aesthetics manager. She possesses extensive knowledge of creating a customized treatment for her patients as well as many treatments specific to various skin types and conditions. She also coordinates and guides patients through personal customized consultations for hair, skin, ,beauty needs, and injections. In her free time, she likes to travel to new places to experience the cuisine and culture. Her favorite place so far has been Greece.
Whitney is our surgery scheduler and strives to be a compassionate patient advocate. We understand that scheduling procedures and surgery can be scary, but Whitney is here to ensure a smooth process to help you reach your goals! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and having brunch with friends.
Ashley is our new patient coordinator and the first friendly face you see when you come into our practice. Ashley can assist you in any scheduling questions, change appointments for you, and get you all set with protein and vitamin supplements. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her kids and dog outdoors, or trying new activities. She also loves to dance, cook, and binge watch shows.
Bria is our front desk coordinator and receptionist. She is the first friendly face you see when you walk into our office. Bria helps patients schedule appointments and is always happy to help get you set up for a consultation. In her spare time, she enjoys reading books and cuddling with her dogs.