Dr. Seckin is obsessed with destroying endometriosis

Dr. Seckin is obsessed with destroying endometriosis and improving the quality of life for the women who have it. He's frequently traveling the world educating doctors on identifying and properly treating endometriosis. He's the top person on the planet in his field.

I’ve struggled with bad periods for as long as I can remember. When I say “bad,” I mean bedridden for days, fainting every month, excruciating pain, and hemorrhaging kind of “bad.” I used to ruin a pair of pants almost every month, going through super-plus tampons every 30 minutes. Growing up, I was known as the girl with the worst possible periods imaginable. This stigma followed me from elementary school to high school and even through college. But, I was told by 6 different OBGYN’s throughout the years that this was “normal” and “probably just hereditary.” 

The first time I remember rupturing a cyst was when I was 15 years old at an Irish dance competition in Delaware. I passed out and fractured my skull on the marble floor. Of course, everyone including myself was more concerned about the hairline fracture on my right eyebrow than the actual cause of the fainting. Shortly after, I developed other serious health issues and discovered I had HHV-6 viral encephalitis on the left side of my brain. Just before I found out what was wrong, my body was slowly shutting down. My colon gradually stopped working, fainting became the norm, I lost a ton of weight, barely went to school, and I didn’t get a period for 18 months. I pretty much forgot what periods felt like… until a few months after my 16th birthday. I was healing very well, on a good streak with school attendance, my period started to gradually come back, and I was feeling great. But one early April morning, I told my mom something was wrong and that there was no way I was going to school that day. I got out of bed to use the bathroom and the only thing I remember was trying to wake up on the tile floor. This time, I absolutely could NOT regain consciousness, no matter what I did. My mom thought it had something to do with my past brain issues until she noticed the blood on the floor and heard me screaming about the pain in my lower left side.  When the ambulance came to my house and took me to the hospital, they automatically knew I ruptured at least 1 cyst, and this wouldn’t be the last time this happened.

Each year, I would go to a different OBGYN for my annual appointment because I knew in my heart something wasn’t right with my female system. I was sick of being told, “you just have bad periods” and to “just take the pill.” Birth control pills never worked for me. In fact, they completely altered my body and my personality. I didn’t like myself when I was on them. In the last year, I noticed the bloating, painful bowel movements, pelvic pain, depression, and abdominal fullness become CONSTANT, not just during menstruation. I’d ruptured more cysts in 1 year than the last 10 years. Something was wrong and I was going to make it right. I was determined to get to the bottom of my situation, even if it meant going to 100 different doctors. 

In April 2015, my aunt referred me to her doctor, Dr. Nolte at the Gianna Center in Manhattan. Dr. Nolte was very thorough with me. She suspected I had endometriosis, and told me I should heavily consider laparoscopic surgery for an official diagnosis. I felt nervous, happy, sad, and relieved all at the same time because it took SEVEN doctors to tell me this! The following Sunday, we ran into a friend at church who recently had surgery with Dr. Seckin and highly recommended doing my procedure with him. I truly believe this was divine intervention, so I made a consultation with him the next day. 

As soon as I met Dr. Seckin, I automatically knew that he had to be the one to operate on me. I wasn’t going to trust anyone else but him and his expertise. Six weeks later, there I was, in the Lenox Hill Hospital pre-op waiting room, discussing what was about to happen with him and his surgical team. You could see the excitement in his eyes. Dr. Seckin truly LOVES what he does, and cares about his patients from the bottom of his heart. 

Four hours later, I woke up from surgery, feeling completely different (in a good way). Dr. Seckin and his team visited me in the recovery room, enthusiastic about how the procedure went. I had over 20 excisions of endometriosis, multiple endometrial polyps, fibrosis, and an appendectomy. The endo spread from my uterus and ovaries to my rectum, bladder, and appendix. I was so overcome with emotion that I cried, knowing this was the cause of my pain and suffering for so many years.

Dr. Seckin is obsessed with destroying endometriosis and improving the quality of life for the women who have it.  He's frequently traveling the world educating doctors on identifying and properly treating endometriosis.  He's the top person on the planet in his field.  

I am 3 weeks post-op and I feel amazing. I am freed from the chains of endometriosis. My constant excruciating pain is gone. My periods now are a walk in the park. I am so happy. My life has already changed in 3 weeks and I couldn’t be more grateful. Should I ever need another operation for endometriosis, Dr. Seckin will be the one to do it. I recommend him to anyone I encounter with similar problems to the ones I had. From Dr. Seckin to his office team and his surgical team, everyone has been absolutely AMAZING. I thank God for each of you every single day. Thank you so much.


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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,…

  • Nicole Novakowski

  • 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!