Dr. Seckin allowed me to communicate my fear and made room for me to be honest about my phobias. On my first visit, I told him how scared I was and he listened but still encouraged me to move forward. On my pre-op visit with Dr. Seckin I had a full-on melt down. I communicated my anxiety and my inability to find safety due to having overcome a prolonged past with sexual abuse.
Dr. Seckin is an exceptional surgeon for so many reasons. The first reason is simply that he is remarkably skilled, beyond any comparison. Dr. Seckin has a mission to do his best during all his surgeries, and his best is of the highest caliber. From his residents, to the anesthesiologists, to his staff and the doctor who referred me, to his nurses to the patients in his waiting room; no matter who I encountered on my journey with Dr. Seckin, everyone talked about his brilliance. Anyone who knows Dr Seckin admires him for his talent and mastery. It’s impossible not to.
The second, third, fourth and fifth reasons are: his humanity, his ability to listen, his willingness to find the right path with each individual case and, his honesty. Truthfully I was a very reluctant patient. After battling recurrent pregnancy losses for 7 years after 20 miscarriages I had never considered that I could have endometriosis or fibroids. Beyond my losses, I had overcome a very difficult childhood and I was riddled with fear about my body, my health and potential surgery. Dr. Seckin allowed me to communicate my fear and made room for me to be honest about my phobias. On my first visit I told him how scared I was and he listened but still encouraged me to move forward. On my pre-op visit with Dr. Seckin I had a full on melt down. I communicated my anxiety and my inability to find safety due to having overcome a prolonged past with sexual abuse. I explained to him how unsafe I felt due to my past and he told me he understood me. Because Dr. Seckin made space for me to share my feelings with him I was able to get on board and through my surgery with trust. On the day of my surgery, as I was going under for anesthesia, I engaged him by looking deeply into his eyes setting my intention to feel safe and get through my surgery with faith. Dr. Seckin responded and stood right by me looking straight into my eyes as I was being put to sleep.
I heard the anesthesiologist ask him:
“What are you doing?”
“She wants to look into my eyes.” He responded instinctually knowing what I needed thus honoring my recovery in all ways.
As I went to sleep deep into my surgery to heal my body I knew that I was safe and that I was getting well thanks to Dr Seckin.
I have fought many years for my emotional and physical health. In spite of many obstacles along the way I have never lost site of the vision of a happy healthy life and family. Determination and vision have kept me on the path and found me happily married. Beyond my hard work and determination, it is thanks to special souls like Dr. Seckin that I have been able to stay on board with my mission. If it were not for his ability to stay strong for me when I was at my most vulnerable and unwilling I would not have found the strength I needed to get beyond my own obstacles.
I feel certain that I will achieve my goal thanks to Dr. Seckin’s mastery and humanity. My prognosis is very good and his kindness and willingness to go the distance with me will forever be a part of my heart and of my family’s success. Thank you, Dr. Seckin, and your wonderful staff for playing such a pivotal role in our lives.