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Lena Dunham, Dr.Oz Honor Endometriosis Doctor Tamer Seckin at NYC Gala
Lena Dunham, Dr.Oz Honor Endometriosis Doctor Tamer Seckin at NYC Gala

photo by Andrew Werner By SHEENA WRIGHT NEW YORK CITY—On May 31, the American Turkish Society awarded Dr. Tamer Seckin for his accomplishments in surgically treating endometriosis and for raising awareness about the disease through The Endometriosis Foundation of America, an organization which he co-founded with his patient and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi in 2009, during the ATS’s ninth annual gala. Seckin, an NYC-based advanced laparoendoscopic surgeon and a native of Ankara, Turkey, was also honored with a touching tribute from Girls actress Lena Dunham, who appeared in a pre-recorded video. “I have met hundreds of women who also…
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Dr. Seckin’s Lecture on Uterine Abnormalities at the First Ever, “Global Congress on Hysteroscopy”
Dr. Seckin’s Lecture on Uterine Abnormalities at the First Ever, “Global Congress on Hysteroscopy”

Earlier this month on May 5th, our founder, Dr. Tamer Seckin, spoke at the Global Congress on Hysteroscopy in Barcelona, Spain. This was the first ever meeting of the Congress that looked to discuss the findings of several board certified hysteroscopic surgeons across the globe, in order to see what these new discoveries can hold for the future of obstetrics and gynecological medicine. Dr. Seckin’s lecture, entitled “Hysteroscopic Findings During Endometriosis Surgery,” looked to discuss uterine anomalies and their effect on endometriosis. Endometriosis is a disease of menstruation that originates from the uterine cavity and spreads to ectopic regions. For…
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Mutations Associated With Cancer Found In Endometriosis
Mutations Associated With Cancer Found In Endometriosis

New Study Suggests Endometriosis Tissue Contains Cancer-Driver Mutations A new study out in the New England Journal of Medicine is linking endometriosis with cancer. Findings from the study have identified cancer-related mutations in tissue taken from patients with deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE), a non-cancerous tissue. Original Article which Dr.Seckin participate The joint study between The Johns Hopkins University, Maryland and the University of British Columbia, analyzed DIE lesions from a combined 27 patients from both New York City and Japan. Researchers sequenced the exome of healthy tissue and endometriosis tissue and found in 19 out of 24 samples one or…
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The American Turkish, Society Gala honors Dr. Seckin
The American Turkish Society Gala honors Dr. Seckin

We are proud to announce that our founder Dr. Tamer Seckin, will be honored at the Annual Gala for the American Turkish Society. Every year this event is held in order to celebrate US-Turkey relations and the wonderful talent that it brings. This year the gala will be honoring both Dr. Seckin and Mr. Nevzat Aydan, the co-founder and CEO of Yemeksepeti. With over three decades of experience in laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Seckin continues to rank among America’s top surgeons and gynecologists. He has dedicated his life to studying the female reproductive system, primarily how to best diagnose and treat…
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Sheena W. Testimony: A Magical Surgery
Sheena W. Testimony: A Magical Surgery

I write this review two days after my extensive excision surgery with the incredible medical magician that is Dr. Tamer Seckin In March, after being diagnosed by a radiologist with a nearly 6-centimeter endometrioma, or chocolate cyst, on my left ovary, I ventured to the SeckinEndometriosis Center in the hopes that their surgery, could save me, as they have saved hundreds, if not thousands of women worldwide. I found Dr. Seckin in the nick of time. In lieu of me deciding when I could commit to surgery, my endometrioma ruptured on April 5th and my husband rushed me to Lenox Hill Hospital as…
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National Infertility Awareness Week
National Infertility Awareness Week

Dear Infertility, Listen up! We have kept up a professional relationship for some time now. For the past few years, I have been working as a counselor and advocate with those whose lives you have impacted most. But, it has been awhile since I addressed you personally. I have some things to say to you. I will be turning 38 years old this August. Exactly ten years ago, you were the center of my life. I had tried conceiving naturally for some time with no luck. I had pushed my gynecologist to send me to a fertility specialist, even though…
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A Cross-Country Endometriosis Story: Alyssa’s Journey to A New Quality of Life
A Cross-Country Endometriosis Story: <br />Alyssa’s Journey to A New Quality of Life

Introduction Alyssa:Let's see. I started having my period when I was in 4th grade, I think and have just never had a good time. My family always told me that, “periods are just hard in this family and you just have to suffer to be a woman.” Alyssa's Mom:I had menstrual pain. My sisters all did. We all grew up saying, "Well, that's just what it is to be a woman. It just hurts." That isn't necessarily true. There is something that can be done. Q: What was life like prior to surgery with Dr. Seckin? Alyssa:I started getting so…
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I had no idea it wasn’t normal
I had no idea it wasn’t normal

The first step in diagnosing endometriosis is often getting the patient to recognize that her symptoms aren’t a normal part of menstruation. BY MARY ELLEN SCHNEIDER from endometriosisjourney.com For many women with endometriosis, the diagnosis is delayed – in part – because they don’t realize their pain is abnormal. That was the case for Amanda Motola, Danika Underhill, and Madison Warren, three patients of Tamer Seckin, MD, a laparoendoscopic surgeon in New York who specializes in the removal of endometriosis. Perspectives on Endometriosis Management While their journeys are different, each experienced moments when she was not believed or when her…
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7 Endometriosis Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
7 Endometriosis Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Doctors often brush off endometriosis symptoms as something less severe, but the condition affects up to 10% of women of childbearing age.  By Lisa Haney - March 16, 2017 Most women cope with heavy periods, killer menstrual cramps, and painful sex once in a while. But for up to 10% of women of childbearing age, these symptoms signal something more serious: endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial tissue—the lining of the uterus—migrates outside the uterus and adheres to nearby body parts, such as the fallopian tubes, bladder, or bowels. Every month during the menstrual cycle, it becomes inflamed and swells.“Endometriosis is a…
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Dr. Seckin Featured on SiriusXM Radio
Dr. Seckin Featured on SiriusXM Radio

An interview with Dr. Miriam Greene on her show “Dr. Radio: Sexual Health and Gynecology” This past Monday, March 13th, we had the pleasure of having our founder, Dr. Tamer Seckin featured on SiriusXM Radio earlier this week. Dr. Seckin was interviewed by Dr. Miriam Greene, who has practiced obstetrics and gynecology for over 25 years. Dr. Greene's radio show, "Dr. Radio: Sexual Health and Gynecology," works to educate its viewers by discussing trending topics in women's health, providing not only Dr. Green's expertise to the public but also featured specialists. This past monday, March 13th Dr. Tamer Seckin Dr.…
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