Botched Surgery Reversed Thanks to Dr. Seckin

In January of 2015, I met with Dr. Cindy Parnes only for her to dismiss the intense pain I had been feeling as cramps. After I insisted, she begrudgingly agreed to write me a prescription for a sonogram. The results of this sonogram revealed that I had a small cyst on my left ovary.

In January of 2015, I met with Dr. Cindy Parnes only for her to dismiss the intense pain I had been feeling as cramps. After I insisted, she begrudgingly agreed to write me a prescription for a sonogram. The results of this sonogram revealed that I had a small cyst on my left ovary. When I returned to Dr. Parnes in May, she suggested I go on birth control to help shrink the cyst and she wrote me a three-month prescription for hydrocodone acetaminophen. Because the cyst was growing instead of shrinking, I scheduled my surgery for July 15, 2015. It took about three hours and revealed that I had severe endometriosis. At my postoperative appointment, Dr. Parnes informed me that she was unable to remove all of the endometriosis because it was “impossible to do so.” She also recommended that I go on Lupron because it was the “most effective treatment.” The idea of going through menopause while juggling my college courses was enough to convince me that a second opinion was the best alternative.

By the time I first met with Dr. Seckin in December of 2015, it had been almost 5 months since my surgery and I didn’t feel any better. I told him my entire story and asked for his recommendation. He told me that the best way to relieve my symptoms was through laparoscopic excision surgery. My surgery with Dr. Seckin took place on May 20th at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Seckin was with me for over four hours removing scar tissue from my previous surgery as well as a cyst and my endometriosis. When he met with my parents after the surgery, he told them I was one of the worst cases of a botched surgery he had ever seen. I stayed overnight at the hospital and Dr. Seckin even came to visit me the next day to see how I was feeling. I met with Dr. Seckin almost a week after my surgery and he told me that I was healing well. A month later, I met with him again and he did a sonogram which confirmed I had no cysts. Dr. Seckin was always honest with me and my four-page operative report showed just how much work he had to do to reverse the damage from my first operation. I am forever grateful to Dr. Seckin. Since my surgery, I have not had any pain and am looking forward to going to school feeling healthy again.

Reviews

  • Kim Molinaro

    Kim Molinaro

    Prior to meeting Dr. Seckin and reading his book, “The Doctor Will See You Now”, I knew little to nothing about endometriosis. I was led to believe that endometriosis was not a serious condition. I was told that the pain could be managed by taking the “pill”. I was told that the cysts on my ovaries were harmless. I was…

  • Rebecca Black

    Rebecca Black

    Fast forward 5 years to find out incidentally I had a failing kidney. My left kidney was only functioning at 18%. During this time, I was preparing all my documents to send to Dr. Seckin to review. However, with this new information I put everything on hold and went to a urologist. After a few months, no one could figure…

  • Monique Roberts

    Monique Roberts

    I'll never stop praising Dr. Seckin and his team. He literally gave me back my life.

  • Erin Brehm

    Erin Brehm

    I had a wonderful experience working with Dr. Seckin and his team before, during and after my surgery. I came to Dr. Seckin having already had laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis 5 years prior, with a different surgeon. My symptoms and pain had returned, making my life truly challenging and my menstrual cycle unbearable. Dr. Seckin was quick to validate my…

  • Anita Schillhorn

    Anita Schillhorn

    I came to Dr. Seckin after years of dealing with endometriosis and doctors who didn't fully understand the disease. He quickly ascertained what needed to be done, laid out the options along with his recommendation and gave me the time to make the right decision for me. My surgery went without a hitch and I'm healing very well. He and…