Co-founder of the EFA Padma Lakshmi talks about how her own personal suffering with the disease led her to start the foundation with excision surgeon Dr. Tamer Seckin, the first doctor to ever put a name and a cause to Padma's suffering.
The EFA is devoted to public awareness, patient advocacy and of course research. Padma states, "Without research we are just flailing in the dark." Dr. Seckin exclaims, "Endometriosis is probably the least researched subject in women's health care in America!"
Endometriosis is a female disease in which the tissues of menstruation causing inflammation are found elsewhere in the body outside the uterus. It is associated with monthly menstrual cycles and is characterized by pelvic pain, heavy periods, prolonged bleeding, severe cramps, and pain with sex (dyspareunia).
Endometriosis Excision Surgery, also, known as Laparoscopic Deep-Excision Surgery, is the gold standard of endometriosis treatment and is the most effective surgical means of treating endometriosis because it offers the longest symptomatic relief.
Dr. Tamer Seckin is a board-certified, advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgeon who specializes in the removal of endometriosis. Dr. Seckin is one of the few accredited gynecologic surgeons in the United States… Read More