Like yours, mine has been a long journey...

This process led me, rather serendipitously, to Dr. Seckin and his incredible team. As soon as I walked into his office, I understood on a deep level that I had found the right doctor. He listened. He asked great questions. He believed me when I told him about my experiences. He explained the disease to me in a respectful, intellectual manner rather than assuming I wouldn’t be able to comprehend its complexity, as other doctors had done. He developed a serious treatment plan, but I never felt rushed or coerced;…

Like yours, mine has been a long journey. It began more than two years ago, when we started trying to conceive, but it feels much longer than that. I have seen a small army of doctors and was amazed that they weren’t interested in finding an overarching diagnose for my list of symptoms: painful, heavy menstruation most months; discomfort during sex; an early miscarriage; recurrent ovarian cysts; bloating and constipation; and gluten intolerance, among others. Instead, they tried to alleviate individual symptoms and hurry me along a rapidly accelerating path of fertility treatments, all the while seeming skeptical about my reports of pain.

The first doctor who suggested I might have endometriosis acted as if it was no big deal and was a tad overzealous about getting me into an operating room. I didn’t trust him, so I told him no and set out to find the right treatment for me. I followed my instincts, educated myself, and consulted with friends and family. At first, it was a bit awkward, but you would be surprised how many other women are willing to talk frankly, and that a disease whose name you didn’t know how to pronounce when you first read about it is affecting the lives of many more people than you realize. 

This process led me, rather serendipitously, to Dr. Seckin and his incredible team. As soon as I walked into his office, I understood on a deep level that I had found the right doctor. He listened. He asked great questions. He believed me when I told him about my experiences. He explained the disease to me in a respectful, intellectual manner rather than assuming I wouldn’t be able to comprehend its complexity, as other doctors had done. He developed a serious treatment plan, but I never felt rushed or coerced; instead, he let me set the pace.

I was, and still am, so impressed by how thorough Dr. Seckin is, how well his extended medical team works together, and how compassionate and responsive his office staff is. Family members of mine with other serious, chronic diseases received nothing close to the level of care that Dr. Seckin provided for me. I will always be grateful to him and his team. 

It is now eight weeks after my surgery. I was diagnosed with stage one endometriosis, and my appendix was removed. It is hard to express how relieved I am that I did not allow the other doctor to perform surgery on me. I have no doubt it would have worsened my situation. Now, I am almost entirely pain free, just a twinge here or there as my body heals. To be honest, I am surprised by how quickly the healing process is happening.

We are going to start trying again soon, and I get a little choked up as I realize that for the first time in years, I feel genuine hope about it. And peace. I am in a very good place because I listened to my instincts and worked with Dr. Seckin.

Even though you are likely (and understandably) overwhelmed, frustrated, and tired, don’t give up. Believe in yourself. Insist on your right to be well — and to work with a doctor you trust.

Elizabeth C.

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  • 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,…

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  • 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.