BEST THING I'VE EVER DONE and I got my life back.

That's when I got the reference to see Dr. Seckin from my family friend who works at a hospital on Long Island. BEST THING I'VE EVER DONE.I got my life back. I came into see him and he gave me a bit of hope. Hope is a hard thing to have when you have Endometriosis until you have results. Then…

I'm Kelly Hope T. and I'm 22 and have been struggling with bad periods since I was about in 6 grade. My mother was diagnosed with Endometriosis when she was a teen, even had an ovary removed but managed to have 3 beautiful children. I on the other hand started out with periods that would last a week and were so heavy I would faint and vomit. Until, my doctor put me on birth control which managed everything but the pain & what I didn't know at the time ovarian cysts. Things didn't get really bad until about senior year of high school when I was getting UTI's for months and pain constantly. I went to doctors and no answers. I kept managing my symptoms thinking the doctors had to be right; There was nothing wrong with me. I guess the hardest thing was that I appeared to look healthy most days but inside MY body that only can feel was clearly sending me panic signals.

Then my second year at college, I got the worst/biggest ovarian cyst of my life burst causing me to have to drop out of school. Still my OBGYN told me a month after I was fine and 'making up excuses' and to go home. I was furious but utterly tired and defeated. I eventually felt like I could go back to a 'normal' life managing the endometriosis on my own. Then this is where the big red Endo flags started to pop up. I began to start fainting randomly which as you can imagine is quite unsettling & unsafe. Then I basically became allergic to all foods – my sister likes to say I became involuntarily bulimic. Everything made me sick. I was losing weight rapidly; Before my surgery I believe it was 20-25 pounds. I had no strength, no muscle, and no energy.

That's when I got the reference to see Dr. Seckin from my family friend who works at a hospital on Long Island. BEST THING I'VE EVER DONE. I got my life back. I came into see him and he gave me a bit of hope. Hope is a hard thing to have when you have Endometriosis until you have results. Then the surgery came.

As someone who has been to the hospital a lot this was a walk in the park but when it was time to really go my stomach dropped and I didn't know what to do. I walked into the room, so nervous and I was suddenly in a movie but then I saw those memorable glass & heard his accent. Dr. Seckin said, "You watch way too much Grey’s Anatomy.” Smiled. “Now are we ready to do this?" and I swear seeing him with those blue glasses that separate in the middle was probably the most relieving sight of my entire life. I know this is cheesy but when I woke up I started to cry. I think it’s because I knew it was going to be the start of something so amazingly new: Living a regular healthy life.

I have pictures of Dr. Seckin talking to my family explaining how he laparoscopically removed all the endometriosis laughing and telling jokes to keep their spirits high in the waiting room. When I went to the check up a week or so later I was so excited because the recovery was not so bad. He showed me pictures and even told me he they laparoscopically took out my appendix too! I was free from the chains of Endometriosis. I was about to started to get emotional. As a person with this disease I think hope is something that you just put on the back burner for so long, until you meet your miracle worker. Until you meet people who take your hand and say: it’s okay, please have trust in me, & I am here for you. For me it is and always will be Dr. Seckin and everyone on his staff.

Best, 

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  • 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.

  • Angela Aro

    I have struggled with endometriosis and adenomyosis since first starting my period at 13. I was diagnosed at 21 and what followed was a series of unsuccessful surgeries and treatments. My case was very aggressive and involved my urinary tract system and my intestines. After exhausting all of my local doctors I was lucky enough to find Dr. Seckin. We…

  • Emi O

    Seckin and Dr. Goldstein changed my life!

  • Kristin Sands

    Like so many women who have tirelessly sought a correct diagnosis and proper, thorough medical treatment for endometriosis, I found myself 26 years into this unwanted journey without clear answers or help from four previous gynecological doctors and two emergency laparoscopic surgeries. I desperately wanted to avoid the ER again; a CT scan for appendicitis also revealed a likely endometrioma…

  • Wilfredo Reyes

    Dr. Seckin literally gave my wife her life back. I am eternally grateful to him for his generous, determined spirit to see that Melanie finally live free from the prison bonds of Endometriosis.

  • Carla

    I am so grateful to Dr Seckin and Dr. Goldstein. My experience was nothing short of amazing. I was misdiagnosed with the location of my fibroids and have had a history of endometriosis. Dr. Seckin was the one who accurately diagnosed me. Dr Seckin and Dr. Goldstein really care about their patients and it shows. They listened to my concerns,…

  • Melissa Boudreau

    When I think of Dr. Seckin these are the words that come to mind. Gratitude, grateful, life-changing, a heart of gold. I feel compelled to give you a bit of background so you can understand the significance of this surgery for me. I am passionate about Endometriosis because it has affected me most of my life and I have a…

  • Jaclyn Harte

    Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein radically changed my quality of life. They treat their patients with dignity & respect that I've personally never seen in the literally 25+ doctors I've seen for endometriosis. This summer, I had a surgery with Dr. Seckin & Goldstein. It was my first with them, but my 5th endo surgery. I couldn't believe the difference,…

  • Megan Rafael Moreno

    I was in pain for 2 years. I was getting no answers, and because dr Goldstein and dr seckins were willing to see and treat me I'm finally feeling almost back to normal. They were very down to earth and helpful in my time of need. Dr Goldstein was easy to talk to and caring, she took care of me…

  • Nancy Costa

    Dr. Seckin is one of the best endometriosis surgeon. Every time I go to the office, he really listens to me and is always concerned about my issues. Dr Seckin's office staff are a delight and they always work with me. I feel I can leave everything to them and they will take care of it. Thank you to the…

  • 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…