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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  • 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…

  • Nicholette Sadé

    Dr. Seckin brought me back to life! I am now 3 weeks into my recovery after my laparoscopy surgery, and I feel like a new and improved woman! Being diagnosed with Endometriosis, then 25yrs old in 2015, and discovering the severity of my case being stage 4, made me devastated. Dr. Seckin's vast knowledge of the disease, sincere empathy, and…

  • Jason Curry

    My wife had her laparoscopic excision surgery to remove endometriosis with Dr. Seckin on Jan 30, 2014. She doesn't write online reviews so I'm writing this on her behalf. I accompanied her with each office visit she had. The staff--Lucy and Kim, are very friendly, warm and professional. Dr. Seckin was excellent in every capacity. He spent a lot of…

  • Liz Filippelli

    He is an awesome doctor who saved my daughters life from debilitating endometriosis..she knew instantly upon awaking from surgery that she was better..that wad May and no complaints only praises for Dr. Wonderful Seckin!!

  • Karen N

    I was diagnosed with Endometriosis at 19. I saw several Endometriosis "Specialists" since then, had a few laproscopic surgeries to "remove" the endometriosis and continued to be in pain. I had a hysterectomy in 2012 and was told this would stop the pain once and for all. No such luck! Tired of spending days in bed with a heating pad,…

  • Lauren Rodriguez

    I researched and found Dr. Seckin after dealing with years of doctors who couldn't help me or refused to go the extra mile for their patients. I have to say I am truly blessed to have found such a compassionate and talented doctor. He is exquisite with everything he does, and both his team at the office and surgical team…

  • Kellya Vespa

    Dr. Seckin is a very skilled surgeon. There are not many doctors like him that truly understand the effects of endometriosis. I am lucky to have found him. The staff is wonderful too.

  • Meg Connolly

    Dr. Seckin truly LOVES what he does and cares about his patients from the bottom of his heart. 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 come across with similar problems…

  • Elisandra O

    Dr. Seckin is an amazing Doctor he is very compassionate, caring and he will be honest with you. He's been my doctor for 19yrs and I am so grateful to have someone taking care of me that knows what he is doing and knows the best way to treat each and every situation. I would definitely recommend him and his…