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 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.

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    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…

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    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…

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    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.

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    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,…

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    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…

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    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,…

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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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    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…

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    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…