Killer Cramps Are Not normal: All About Endometriosis

Killer Cramps Are Not normal: All About Endometriosis

Join Padma Lakshmi, Emmy®-award winning host of "Top Chef," as she shares her decades-long struggle with endometriosis and the misdiagnoses and unsuccessful treatments that have led her to champion this cause.

Her visionary surgeon and co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, Dr. Tamer Seckin, addresses the disease’s acute and chronic symptoms, treatment options, and a new research project seeking to find its genetic signature.


Brief Bios

Padma Lakshmi is an internationally known actress, food expert, entrepreneur, model and award-winning author. She recently wrapped filming her eleventh season as host of Bravo’s Emmy award winning “Top Chef.” In 2009, Lakshmi co-founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America with Tamer Seckin, MD, spreading awareness and garnering funding for research and teen health education. She has been recognized by the New York State senate for her efforts in women's health and also helped to launch the first research center in the US for gynopathology at MIT.

Tamer Seckin, MD, is a Board Certified gynecologist and internationally renowned specialist in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. He is in private practice in New York City with more than 30 years of experience. Dr. Seckin is the co-founder and medical director of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, and has dedicated his life to the understanding and treatment of this little-known disease. He is a recipient of the prestigious 2012 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which pays homage to the immigrant experience and highlights the contributions made to America by those who have immigrated here.

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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…