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.

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  • Sheena Wright

    I underwent surgery with Dr. Seckin in 2017 and have felt like a new woman ever since. If you have, or suspect you have endometriosis, Dr. Seckin and his compassionate team of surgeons and staff are a must-see.

  • Angela Aro

    I have struggled with endometriosis and adenomyosis since first starting my period at 13. I was diagnosed at 21 and what followed was a series of unsuccessful surgeries and treatments. My case was very aggressive and involved my urinary tract system and my intestines. After exhausting all of my local doctors I was lucky enough to find Dr. Seckin. We…

  • Emi O

    Seckin and Dr. Goldstein changed my life!

  • Kristin Sands

    Like so many women who have tirelessly sought a correct diagnosis and proper, thorough medical treatment for endometriosis, I found myself 26 years into this unwanted journey without clear answers or help from four previous gynecological doctors and two emergency laparoscopic surgeries. I desperately wanted to avoid the ER again; a CT scan for appendicitis also revealed a likely endometrioma…

  • Wilfredo Reyes

    Dr. Seckin literally gave my wife her life back. I am eternally grateful to him for his generous, determined spirit to see that Melanie finally live free from the prison bonds of Endometriosis.

  • Carla

    I am so grateful to Dr Seckin and Dr. Goldstein. My experience was nothing short of amazing. I was misdiagnosed with the location of my fibroids and have had a history of endometriosis. Dr. Seckin was the one who accurately diagnosed me. Dr Seckin and Dr. Goldstein really care about their patients and it shows. They listened to my concerns,…

  • Melissa Boudreau

    When I think of Dr. Seckin these are the words that come to mind. Gratitude, grateful, life-changing, a heart of gold. I feel compelled to give you a bit of background so you can understand the significance of this surgery for me. I am passionate about Endometriosis because it has affected me most of my life and I have a…

  • Jaclyn Harte

    Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein radically changed my quality of life. They treat their patients with dignity & respect that I've personally never seen in the literally 25+ doctors I've seen for endometriosis. This summer, I had a surgery with Dr. Seckin & Goldstein. It was my first with them, but my 5th endo surgery. I couldn't believe the difference,…

  • Megan Rafael Moreno

    I was in pain for 2 years. I was getting no answers, and because dr Goldstein and dr seckins were willing to see and treat me I'm finally feeling almost back to normal. They were very down to earth and helpful in my time of need. Dr Goldstein was easy to talk to and caring, she took care of me…

  • Nancy Costa

    Dr. Seckin is one of the best endometriosis surgeon. Every time I go to the office, he really listens to me and is always concerned about my issues. Dr Seckin's office staff are a delight and they always work with me. I feel I can leave everything to them and they will take care of it. Thank you to the…

  • 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

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

  • 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

    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…