Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Some questions to consider asking before undergoing laparoscopic surgery for Endometriosis are:

  • Questions to Ask Your DoctorHow many Laparoscopies to diagnose and treat Endometriosis has the surgeon performed?
  • How long has the surgeon been performing them?
  • Is it the intention of the surgeon to destroy Endometriosis at the time of the laparoscopy? If so, what method will be utilized (excision, ablation, etc.)?
  • How successful do they believe that method to be and why?
  • If the laparoscopy will be strictly diagnostic and no therapeutic measures will be taken, what is the reason for that?
  • Are biopsies going to be performed and sent to pathology?
  • Will the surgeon be assisted by other surgical professionals such as a bowel specialist to treat Endometriosis in that area?
  • Will a bowel resection be necessary?
  • Will the surgeon search for and recognize Endometriosis in all manifestations, in all regions?
  • Will the patient be provided with copies of her surgical reports and any pictures or videotapes?
  • What does the surgeon expect to accomplish with the laparoscopy in terms of outcome, i.e., restoration of fertility and pain relief?
  • What is the general recurrence rates in patients the surgeon has treated?
  • Will adhesion barriers be used? If so, what kind? If not, why not?

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  • Kim Molinaro

    Kim Molinaro

    Prior to meeting Dr. Seckin and reading his book, “The Doctor Will See You Now”, I knew little to nothing about endometriosis. I was led to believe that endometriosis was not a serious condition. I was told that the pain could be managed by taking the “pill”. I was told that the cysts on my ovaries were harmless. I was…

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    Rebecca Black

    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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    Monique Roberts

    I'll never stop praising Dr. Seckin and his team. He literally gave me back my life.

  • Erin Brehm

    Erin Brehm

    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…

  • Anita Schillhorn

    Anita Schillhorn

    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…