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.

Patient Reviews

Write a review
  • Samuel Taveras

  • Rena Ebrahim

  • nikoletta pados

    I am a physician who suffered from deep infiltrative endometriosis. I needed laparoscopic surgery, so I went to see my former gynaecologist and he performed the procedure (a surgery which he supposedly does hundreds of times a year) last November. I had severe pain again when I had my period in January and was advised to go on taking a…

  • 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.