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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  • Winnie Chan

    I’ve seen many obgyns over the years explaining my monthly symptoms during my period...but eventually it became a daily struggle with these pain. It feels like a poke here and there near my right pelvic region. I was given birth control pills for the past ten years but honestly, it didn’t help at all. I was in bed whenever I…

  • Rachel Grobman

    Dr.Seckin is so much more than a surgeon. His passion for helping endometriosis sufferers and determination to improve the quality of life in all of his patients is undeniable. I remember when my gynecologist first told me I needed a laparoscopy. Her exact words were "I can do the surgery, but if you were MY daughter- I'd send you to…

  • Esin Kocabiyik

    I was there for hysterectomy but then I found out that I also had endometriosis.My both surgeries went excellent and I feel great!.I am so thankful to Dr.Seckin and all his team for making my journey smooth!

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  • nikoletta pados

    I am a physician who suffered from deep infiltrative endometriosis. I needed laparoscopic surgery, so I went to see my former gynaecologist and he performed the procedure (a surgery which he supposedly does hundreds of times a year) last November. I had severe pain again when I had my period in January and was advised to go on taking a…

  • Grace Larsen

    After years of excessively painful periods, a serious loss of quality of life, and a series of uninformed and uninterested doctors, Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein turned my life around. I was told I woke up from my surgery almost a year ago with a smile on my face, and I haven't stopped since. Before I heard of Dr. Seckin,…

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  • Jacqueline Galindo

    Dr Seckin and his team gave me back my life! Tomorrow will be 1 month since my surgery and I feel great. Dr. Seckin, Dr Liu, and Dr Goldstein are not only beyond words talented and amazing Doctors, but they are also genuinely wonderful and caring people. I cannot say enough great things about Holly, Asiye and Kim as well.…

  • Anna Lu

    Dr. Seckin and his staff spared me from years and years of heavy periods and unbearable endometriosis pain. After having surgery with him (my first) I can now function like a regular human. No more eating NSAIDs like candy and calling out sick from work. Thank you, Dr. Seckin!