Thank you, Dr. Seckin, for my “new beginning” after a life-long struggle with Endometriosis

I was 11-years-old when I experienced my first menstrual cycle, and until this day, I can still remember how the night I felt the night before I got it the very first time. I had no idea that it was just beginning of several years of utter torture.

My name is Antoinette R. I am 36-years-old, and I am from Yardville, New Jersey. I am taking this time to thank Dr. Seckin, for my “new beginning” after a life-long struggle with endometriosis.

I was 11-years-old when I experienced my first menstrual cycle, and until this day, I can still remember how the night I felt the night before I got it the very first time. I had no idea that it was just beginning of several years of utter torture. My menstrual cycles were always irregular and extremely heavy, to the point I would need my parents to bring me another school uniform to school due to having bled through the one I wore. This continued all through out my high school years. I also experience spotting in between cycles resulting in going on the birth control pill at age seventeen. As I got older, I started to get a lot worse. The pains were different, they were sharper and more frequent. I would bleed three weeks out of the month.

After seeing several doctors in the state of New Jersey, they all prescribed the same imaging test, which all came back normal. Not one doctor suspected endometriosis, nor did they make any effort to go the extra mile to diagnose me. In fact, I was told that “ there was nothing wrong with me, and to go home and figure out what was really bothering me,” assuming my pain was psychological. I was treated as though I was crazy and making it all up. I felt worse when I walked out of the doctors visits, then when I walked in; now not only suffering from severe physical pain, but now the emotional pain caused by the way I was treated. 

Meanwhile, my symptoms worsened, prompting me to see yet another gynecologist, who diagnosed me with endometriosis via laparoscopy in 2009. However, and unfortunately, my symptoms returned a short time after that.  The same doctor performed another laparoscopy on me in 2011, and I was convinced this was it this time, and I would finally be better. Well, what happened to me was the complete opposite. It was as if my body retaliated from the second surgery and my Endometriosis became even worse and much more aggressive. The symptoms debilitated me. I would go to work, and suffer through the day, and on top of it all incur great embarrassment due to my limping and waddling around the work place. Then, one day at work the pain about so aggressive, I collapsed. I knew then that I was in trouble, and needed a specialist. My family and I researched specialists in endometriosis, and we found Dr. Seckin on the computer. I had a feeling even before I had the pleasure of meeting this man, that he would help me. I called Dr. Seckin’s office, and I was so nervous the first time I called. A very kind woman named Lucy answered the phone. Lucy set up my first appointment with Dr.Seckin, and we sat and talked of my illness and past experiences. It was such a feeling of great relief to have someone finally understand me, and what this disease can do to an innocent person. He was also sensitive and aware of how “us” that have this disease are mistreated, due other doctors lack of knowledge and avenues this disease can take. 

Lucy set up each and every appointment for me, and she was always kind, considerate and caring through this rough time. I understand surgery with Dr. Seckin on August 2, 2012. He successfully found and excised all of my Endometriosis.  I owe the thanks of my “new beginning” in life to this man, Dr. Seckin. I thank him for believing in me when others didn’t. I encourage others suffering from this horrible disease, to seek their help from Dr. Seckin. His compassion, respect and care for me and this disease will never be forgotten.

 

 

 

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    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…

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    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…

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  • 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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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.

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    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…

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