Treating Endometriosis with Advanced Laparoscopic Excision Surgery
Excision of endometriosis is considered the “gold” standard for treatment and requires an expert with considerable ability and experience. Dr. Seckin, one of a handful of doctors worldwide who is expertly trained and highly successful in advanced laparoscopic excision surgery for endometriosis, is a pioneer in this field having trained with Dr. Harry Reich, M.D., one of the most celebrated laparoscopic surgeons in the world. Dr. Reich is a pioneer in endoscopy having performed the very first laparoscopic surgery in 1989.
Laparoscopic surgery is the most advanced treatment for endometriosis because it offers permanent removal of the endometriomas and offers the greatest pain relief. This surgery includes the excision of the endometriomas and the scar tissue and adhesions that develop. Laser surgery, often the first choice of many doctors today, is far less effective because it only burns off the top layer of endometrial tissue, allowing for the endometrioma and endometriosis to grow back quickly. Lap surgery for endometriosis is an effective, less invasive option, which confers the maximum results for total removal of all disease.
Laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis also allows Dr. Seckin to safely and successfully to remove the endometriosis - from all areas - with minimal risk of damage to underlying vital structures. Utilizing sharp dissection, he is able to thoroughly eradicate all forms of endometriosis, including DIE (Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis) and adhesions. Surgical excision of endometrial implants provides the best symptomatic relief and long-term results. The result is improved fertility, reestablishment of a normal pelvic anatomy, and eradication of symptoms.
Excision can be performed with any surgical tool, depending on the surgeon’s preference. Dr. Seckin uses the da Vinci system with its 3-D high definition camera that allows for precise excision of endometriosis. His endometriosis surgery is performed using cold scissors and bipolar capillary bleed control to keep the tissue surface as smooth as possible.
Drug Therapy & Endometriosis
Unfortunately, women and girls are often left to "manage" discomfort from their endometriosis with powerful painkillers and hormones, which merely mask the disease. These patients are many times mislead to believe that by suppressing the symptoms you are treating the disease. This often times leads to the disease progressing, eventually with the symptoms becoming worse and no longer responding to medication. It is true that drug therapy can offer some relief for symptoms of endometriosis, but it does not help to correct the underlying problem. Treating with drug and hormone therapy has consequently caused many women a long delay in effective diagnosis and treatment. This has led to many "hit or miss" surgeries with high recurrence rates and, sadly, thousands of unnecessary hysterectomies. The definitive treatment of endometriosis is NOT hysterectomy or removal of the ovaries, but instead the complete excision of the disease.
Endometriosis and an Iceberg
Dr. Seckin likes to think of endometriosis-like an iceberg. You can see the peak of the iceberg above the ocean, fully knowing that much of it extends below the surface. Shaving off the top of the iceberg certainly removes the obstruction leaving behind a smooth surface. However, it is still certain that the remainder of the iceberg is still below the surface, only someday to reappear. Well, the superficial removal of endometriosis implants with ablation, vaporization, cauterization or fulguration is just like shaving the top off of the iceberg. The disease is left to thrive and symptoms will most definitely recur. By contrast, with deep excision, removal of all of the "iceberg" – the endometriosis nodule – is "cored out” down to the clean margins, leaving no residual disease. This results in low re-operation rates and a highly successful outcome for very long-term, endometriosis-free relief.
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, I was experiencing almost daily terrible pain to the point where I had difficulty walking, inability to eat, inexplicable weight…
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. They were all caring, kind, patient, and took the time to listen to me and explain anything I needed to…
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!
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.
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 traveled over 5 hours each way to see him, but it was definitely worth it. He removed disease from several…
Seckin and Dr. Goldstein changed my life!
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 on my left ovary, for the second time in my life. This is when I finally found Dr. Seckin and…