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Meet Tamer Seckin, MD

tamer seckin, endometriosis surgeon, Dr.Seckin

Tamer Seckin, MD, is a Board Certified gynecologist and laparoscopic surgeon in private practice in New York City, practicing at North Shore LIJ/Lenox Hill Hospital. He specializes in treating women with endometriosis. He is an internationally known specialist in minimally invasive advanced (laparoscopic) surgery, and is among a very limited number of gynecologic surgeons in the United States who is exclusively committed to the Deep Laparoscopic Excision of endometriosis.

In 2009, Dr. Seckin founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA), the first research and advocacy foundation of its kind organized by a private physician to raise awareness and emphasize the critical value of surgical excision of endometriosis. Under his guidance as Medical Director, the EFA strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research.

In 2010, Dr. Seckin organized the first EFA Annual Medical Symposium; Stem Cells to Excision Surgery. It was followed by Sex and Endometriosis, Seriously; Endometriosis, The Next Generation and The American Perspective. The medical conference brings the top surgeons and scientists from around the world together to speak and train the next generation of medical professionals. This same year, Dr. Seckin founded the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS) in affiliation with the AAGL/SRS at North Shore/LIJ-Lenox Hill Hospital, where he is also the Clinical Instructor for Obstetrics & Gynecology.

  1. Gynecological Surgery.

In 2012, Dr. Seckin received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition of his activities as a philanthropist and women’s health advocate and for his work establishing the EFA. He also was named one of America’s Super Doctors by The New York Times Magazine and he has received Lenox Hill Hospital’s Silver Star and Best Doctor awards.

Currently, Dr. Seckin is working with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research on a genetic research initiative to create the first endometriosis tissue bank in the United States. He is the treasurer and an executive committee member of the International Society of Gynecological Endoscopy (ISGE). He is also a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the European Society of Reproductive Endocrinology, the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy, The American Fertility Society, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, The Society of Reproductive Surgeons, The New York Gynecological Society and The Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. 

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Background and Training

Background and Training TAMER SECKIN, MD, FACOG, ACGE Resume Ranked among America's Top Surgeons & Gynecologists, Tamer Seckin, MD has established himself internationally over the course of more than two decades as a leading specialist in Advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgery for the treatment of endometriosis and associated pelvic pain pathologies.Dr. Seckin is among a very limited number of accredited gynecologic surgeons in the United States who possess advanced training for the deep excision of endometriosis. Although others perform basic laparoscopic surgery, few have the experience necessary to execute the meticulous techniques required to sharply dissect and remove all disease from…
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Awards & Recognition

May 2012 -- Super DoctorsWas selected by his peers as an outstanding practicing doctor in New York and will be listed in the New York Times Magazine April 2012 -- Ellis Island Medal of Honor Awarded to Americans who exemplify outstanding qualities in both their personal and professional lives, while continuing to preserve the richness of their particular heritage. Read More> 2011-2012 -- Best Doctor Award, Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America June 2009 Silver Star Award Presented by Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2008 Patients Choice Award June 2006 -- President’s…
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In The Press


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Lectures and Presentations

World Endometriosis Research Foundation Endometriosis Phenome and Biobanking Harmonisation Project: I. Surgical phenotype data collection in endometriosis research Christian M. Becker, Marc R. Laufer, Pamela Stratton, Lone Hummelshoj, Stacey A. Missmer, Krina T. Zondervan, G. David Adamson, for the WERF EPHect Working Group 1The complete alphabetical list representing the WERF EPHect Working Group is as follows: G.D. Adamson, C. Allaire, R. Anchan, C.M. Becker, M.A. Bedaiwy, G.M. Buck Louis, C. Calhaz-Jorge, K. Chwalisz, T.M. D'Hooghe, A. Fassbender, T. Faustmann, A.T. Fazleabas, I. Flores, A. Forman, I. Fraser, L.C. Giudice, M. Gotte, P. Gregersen, S.-W. Guo, T. Harada, D. Hartwell, A.W.…
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Patent & Inventions

SURGICAL ENDOBAG AND METHOD OF APPLICATION THEREOF Application number: 20130138115 Abstract: An apparatus for transporting body tissue during a pelvic or peritoneal surgery through transvaginal-transdouglas route comprises a bag portion to be placed inside the body of the patient and adapted to receive body tissue to be removed during the surgery, the bag portion has an opening for tissue removal. Type: Application Filed: August 1, 2011 Issued: May 30, 2013 Inventor: Tamer A. Seckin   SURGICAL METHOD AND APPARATUS Application number: 20130131457 Abstract: An apparatus for use in connection with an endoscopic surgery comprises an elongated body adapted to be placed at least partially in the…
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