If doctors didn’t question it, why should I?

It’s hard to put into words how that moment validated all the pain I had endured with my cycle for all those years. It turns out I don’t just have a low tolerance for pain! The multiple trips to NYC, the medical expenses, and the painful post-op recovery were all SO WORTH IT.

For twenty years, my period brought horrific back and leg aches, and knife-like abdominal pain. I reported my level of pain to various doctors; however, up until Dr. Seckin, no doctor asked me to follow up questions or showed concern. If doctors didn’t question it, why should I?

When my husband and I failed to conceive after a year, the standard diagnostic testing turned up nothing abnormal. I received an “unexplained infertility” diagnosis and the first of many recommendations to pursue assisted reproductive technologies.

Over the next three years, I saw about ten reproductive endocrinologists and gynecologists to get answers. I had heard about endometriosis and asked whether I might have it. These doctors claimed surgery for endo would not help me get pregnant, so we went forward with an IUI (which failed).

Frustrated by the formulaic and impersonal approach by the reproductive endocrinologists, and still curious about the actual reason for our unexplained infertility, I eventually sought out information on endometriosis on my own and found Dr. Seckin’s book. Only then I began to understand why there’s such a disparity in how the medical community views treating endometriosis—the two main types of endometriosis surgery are vastly different.

My husband and I drove from Virginia to New York for a consult and eventually scheduled the surgery. A year ago, in the recovery room post-surgery, Dr. Seckin stood by my hospital bed and told me he had removed fourteen lesions.

It’s hard to put into words how that moment validated all the pain I had endured with my cycle for all those years. It turns out I don’t just have a low tolerance for pain! The multiple trips to NYC, the medical expenses, and the painful post-op recovery were all SO WORTH IT. This surgery was one of the best decisions of my life.

I would report on my cramps post-surgery; however, I have yet to experience a period in a healed body. We conceived naturally very shortly after the surgery—after over four years of infertility!

Our baby boy is now one month old. I’m tremendously grateful to Dr. Seckin, Dr. Goldstein, and the entire staff!

Alison T.

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  • Grace Larsen

    After years of excessively painful periods, a serious loss of quality of life, and a series of uninformed and uninterested doctors, Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein turned my life around. I was told I woke up from my surgery almost a year ago with a smile on my face, and I haven't stopped since. Before I heard of Dr. Seckin,…

  • Nicole Novakowski

  • Jacqueline Galindo

    Dr Seckin and his team gave me back my life! Tomorrow will be 1 month since my surgery and I feel great. Dr. Seckin, Dr Liu, and Dr Goldstein are not only beyond words talented and amazing Doctors, but they are also genuinely wonderful and caring people. I cannot say enough great things about Holly, Asiye and Kim as well.…

  • Anna Lu

    Dr. Seckin and his staff spared me from years and years of heavy periods and unbearable endometriosis pain. After having surgery with him (my first) I can now function like a regular human. No more eating NSAIDs like candy and calling out sick from work. Thank you, Dr. Seckin!

  • 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…