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

Reviews

  • Kim Molinaro

    Kim Molinaro

    Prior to meeting Dr. Seckin and reading his book, “The Doctor Will See You Now”, I knew little to nothing about endometriosis. I was led to believe that endometriosis was not a serious condition. I was told that the pain could be managed by taking the “pill”. I was told that the cysts on my ovaries were harmless. I was…

  • Rebecca Black

    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

    Monique Roberts

    I'll never stop praising Dr. Seckin and his team. He literally gave me back my life.

  • Erin Brehm

    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

    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…