From staff reports
Beaufort Memorial has added a board-eligible general surgeon to its team at Beaufort Memorial Surgical Specialists.
C. Schilling Nechtman, M.D., comes to the Lowcountry following completion of his residency in general surgery at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Dr. Nechtman, who earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and a Doctor of Medicine from University of South Alabama in Mobile, brings to Surgical Specialists both training and experience in a broad range of surgeries. He sees patients in both the Beaufort and Okatie practice locations.
Skilled in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques, Dr. Nechtman includes among his professional interests foregut surgeries, or those of the esophagus, stomach and upper small intestine, and colorectal surgery. He also performs surgeries involving the thyroid, skin and breast and hernia repair surgery.
With an anesthesiologist mother and an ENT specialist father, the Birmingham native says he “grew up doing rounds.” He and his brother are the fourth generation in their family to devote their careers to medicine. An Eagle Scout with a long history of community service, he volunteered at the Community Service Center in Tuscaloosa as an undergraduate and while in medical school took part in mission trips to Honduras and Rwanda and also helped manage a student-run free clinic in Mobile.
“We heartily welcome Dr. Nechtman to our medical staff,” Beaufort Memorial President and CEO Russell Baxley said in a news release. “His surgical skill and concern for patients will greatly benefit our hospital and our community.”