Excision is the only way

My research led me to locating an excision specialist, Dr. Seckin. I had excision surgery with Dr. Seckin in March of 2015. I had advanced endometriosis removed in 18 places, including my appendix, intestines, ovary, and uterus. It turns out that the cyst was the least of my problems! Dr. Seckin was wonderful throughout my experience.

I am a lifelong sufferer of brutal periods.  Heavy, burning pain, large clots, nausea, …you get the idea. In December of 2009 I begged my ob/gyn to remove the painful cyst we had been monitoring for over a year. I simply could not take another month of giving up my life for a full week. Low and behold, the cyst, an endometrioma actually, had fused, twisted and tangled my left ovary, tube and the remainder of the left side of my pelvic cavity together. At the age of 29, I lost my left ovary and tube. My doctor removed the remaining endometriosis as best she could via laparotomy. After an 8 week recovery, I felt much better. Fast forward to 2014 and that familiar burning pain returned, only this time it was on my right (and only) ovary. Ultrasounds revealed another large cyst (suspected endometrioma) that was causing me increasingly more pain each month. My ob/gyn insisted on leaving it alone and that I was “fine” and that the cyst would not be affecting my fertility.  Additionally, she said that due to the size of the cyst I “shouldn’t be in that much pain”.   As someone with 2 graduate degree’s in science, I spent my time pouring over medical journals and case studies regarding the most effective treatment for endometriosis pain, and preservation of my fertility. My research led me to locating an excision specialist, Dr. Seckin. I had excision surgery with Dr. Seckin in March of 2015. I had advanced endometriosis removed in 18 places, including my appendix, intestines, ovary, and uterus. It turns out that the cyst was the least of my problems! Dr. Seckin was wonderful throughout my experience. It was a wonderful feeling to sit and speak with a doctor who understands and believes the pain and symptoms you are experiencing. I am 6 weeks post-op and have a sense of quiet calm in my abdomen that only a woman with endometriosis pain would understand. It is truly amazing. When I read my pathology report in Dr. Seckin’s office, I could not believe that the man sitting in front of me had the skill to remove that extent of tissue through the tiny, almost non-existent scars on my stomach. Excision surgery is the only way to treat this debilitating disease. Because of Dr. Seckin I have no more burning, no more pulling, no more nausea, and no more looking at my calendar to schedule my life around my cycle.  I am grateful I found him and would recommend him to any woman suffering from this disease. 

 

By M. Wilson

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    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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    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!

  • 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.