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Scott McCarty, MD

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Spine Specialist

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  • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • Internship and Residency: Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI
  • Fellowship: (Complex Spine Disorders) University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

About the Provider:

Dr. Scott McCarty understands that it is crucial to listen and understand the patient’s reason for seeking care in their own words. He carefully and thoroughly examines the patient to develop a personalized treatment plan, favoring initial conservative management over surgery whenever possible. Dr. McCarty believes in maintaining an open line of communication with patients and their families, including completing a thorough follow-up to ensure patients achieve the desired treatment effect from the plan we collectively agreed on.

Dr. McCarty grew up in Indiana, where he graduated summa cum laude with his PharmD degree and was inducted into Rho Chi honor society at Purdue University. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. McCarty spent the next five years getting to know the Detroit area while completing his orthopaedic surgical residency. He met his wife, a Detroit native, during this time and now lives in the metro area raising their young son. When he’s not seeing patients, Dr. McCarty spends as much time with the two of them and keeping up with Michigan area sports. Together, they enjoy trying new local restaurants and spending the weekends on the lake.

Special Interests:


  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Spinal Metastasis
  • Disc Herniations
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Trauma
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spine Stabilization
  • Cervical Spondylosis and Myelopathy
  • Lumbar Spondylosis
  • Spinal Column Reconstruction
  • Spine Fusion and Instrumentation
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Arthroplasty
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Spine Fractures
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusions (TLIF)
  • Lateral Spine Surgery


  • AO Spine
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)

DMC Hospital Affiliation:
Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Heart Hospital, DMC Sinai Grace Hospital,
DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital

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