How to schedule your first office visit?
You can schedule an office visit with the Seckin Endometriosis Center either by filling out our “Review My Case” form online or by directly calling our office at 212-988-1444. We recommend that you schedule your visit during your menstrual cycle or right before or after.
Where is our office and where do we operate?
Our office is located on 5th Ave and 68th NY, NY. We will first meet here for to discuss your symptoms and conduct a pelvic examination, which will include an in house endovaginal sonography exam. Once you become a patient with the Seckin Endometriosis Center your surgical procedures are performed at Lenox Hill Hospital, North Shore LIJ’s Manhattan flagship.
What to bring the day of my first office visit?
For your first visit we ask that you bring your records from your previous OB/GYN and from any specialists that you have seen for your endometriosis. This includes any lab work, ultrasound results, MRIs, CTs, etc., from your other physicians. We request that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete your paperwork. If you want to download our registration forms and email them to us click here. Below is a list of things, you can use to help you remember what to bring:
- Gather documents to bring to your doctor’s visit:
- Copies of any tests, x-rays, or medical histories relating to your medical problem.
- Completed medical history questionnaire (See “review my case”).
- A list of all current medications taken on a regular basis, including over-the-counter and herbal medications.
- Review any special directions from your doctor about diet or medication restrictions prior to your appointment.
- Ask friends or relatives to accompany you if you wish. Depending on the type of appointment you have, you may need someone to take you home.
What to expect on your first visit?
In your first visit to the office, we will review your medical history in detail, discuss your symptoms, and do a complete physical examination that will include a pelvic exam, which includes intravaginal sonography. We then will discuss possible presumptive diagnoses with you and recommend the testing and/or procedures that he will need to be performed in order to confirm this diagnosis. This whole process will take about an hour, and conclude with scheduling laparoscopy if needed, which is the most definitive way we can make an accurate diagnosis. This will be done at Lenox Hill Hospital in the operating room and can be scheduled anywhere from weeks to months away from your first visit. Depending on what is found upon laparoscopy, your surgery can last anywhere from an hour to several.
What other forms of testing are reviewed during your office visit?
The use of ultrasounds, magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs), computerized tomography (CT scan), and certain endometrial biopsy samples may be used as part of a diagnostic workup, but to date, anything less than surgical confirmation of endometriosis is considered uncertain. We will be evaluating your symptoms first, and thus it is possible for a number of different tests to be ordered. These tests will be individualized for each patient and be related to the symptoms present.
Should I bring my spouse or significant other?
Endometriosis is a very personal disease whose symptoms manifest themselves in a variety of ways, often including intimacy between the woman and her spouse. For these reasons, we strongly encourage you to bring your husband, wife or significant other to your first office meeting. This meeting is for you and thus should be as personable as you wish to make it. Here at the Seckin Endometriosis Center, we are here to listen to you.
You may call us at 212-988-1444 or have your case reviewed by clicking here.
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