My struggle with Stage 4 Endometriosis began April 2014.

My first robotic surgery was in May 2014. I came out of surgery with incisions, scars and large bruises all over my abdomen. I was out of work for three weeks after surgery. A few months later I started to experience abdominal pain that was so severe that I went to my local ER. After tests were conducted, it showed…

My struggle with Stage 4 Endometriosis began April 2014. It was found on a CT scan that I had that was ordered through my Urologist after I was complaining of severe abdominal pain and urinary/bladder pain. The test picked up a mass that was encompassing my bladder, fallopian tubes, both ovaries and colon. I was advised to find a GYN surgeon to have the mass removed as soon as possible. I found a GYN near my home in Long Island that stated that he specialized in the removal of Endometriosis using Robotic Laparoscopic approach.  I was made to believe that this approach would be less invasive and that I would have less “down time” post- surgery.  

My first robotic surgery was in May 2014.  I came out of surgery with incisions, scars and large bruises all over my abdomen. I was out of work for three weeks after surgery. A few months later I started to experience abdominal pain that was so severe that I went to my local ER. After tests were conducted, it showed that my endometriosis came back. I then had my second Robotic Laparoscopy performed by the same surgeon in Long Island in November of 2014. I came out of my second surgery more battered and bruised than the first. I missed a month of work after my second surgery and always felt fatigued and generally “unwell.”

In January 2015, my cramps, abdominal pain, leg and back pain returned. I had more tests performed which confirmed what I feared. My endometriosis was back and was worse than ever. I felt so angry and misled by my original surgeon who assured me that the Robotic approach was the best option for me to remove my endometriosis.  I can honestly say that I did not experience less “down time” with this surgical approach.  I believe wholeheartedly that I had incomplete surgeries with the robotic technique because I experienced persistent and more aggressive endometriosis just a short time after both surgeries. Tests confirmed that the Robotic approach failed to remove the Endometriosis from both my rectum and sigmoid colon. The Robotic surgeries in my eyes completely failed and left me with nothing but six (1 to 2 inch) incisional scars to remind me of what a failure and waste of time those surgeries were.  After receiving confirmation that my Endometriosis came back, my instincts told me I needed to find another surgeon and a skilled one with knowledge of my disease.

 I did my research and found Dr. Tamer Seckin. I knew after my first interaction with Dr. Seckin that I was in great hands and that he was the doctor for me. He took the time to listen to me and answer any questions that I had. He explained to my husband and myself that surgery would be needed to remove these growths and explained his Laparoscopic Excisional technique. He explained the process in detail and assured me that I would feel like my old self again once the surgery was done.

My surgery was performed on March 28th, 2015.  Prior to my surgery Dr. Seckin explained the procedure in detail and introduced me to his team of assistants and physicians that would be involved with my case. Unlike the way I felt after my first two surgeries, I came out of this surgery clear headed and alert. Dr. Seckin is a man of his word because I also had no bruising, swelling, and minimal discomfort postoperatively.  Unlike the Robotic surgery, this time I had three tiny incisions that healed and left little to no scarring. The following day I already felt like I had more energy than I did after my last procedure. I was able to walk and ambulate without any issues.

I strongly recommend Dr. Seckin and his talented staff to any woman struggling with this horrible disease.  His laparoscopic excisional approach for removing endometriosis is the best approach and I can honestly say that I haven’t felt this great in over a year.

Thank you Dr. Seckin for giving me my life back. I am forever grateful that I found you.

 

Sincerely,

Christine K.

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  • 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…

  • Wilfredo Reyes

    Dr. Seckin literally gave my wife her life back. I am eternally grateful to him for his generous, determined spirit to see that Melanie finally live free from the prison bonds of Endometriosis.

  • Carla

    I am so grateful to Dr Seckin and Dr. Goldstein. My experience was nothing short of amazing. I was misdiagnosed with the location of my fibroids and have had a history of endometriosis. Dr. Seckin was the one who accurately diagnosed me. Dr Seckin and Dr. Goldstein really care about their patients and it shows. They listened to my concerns,…

  • Melissa Boudreau

    When I think of Dr. Seckin these are the words that come to mind. Gratitude, grateful, life-changing, a heart of gold. I feel compelled to give you a bit of background so you can understand the significance of this surgery for me. I am passionate about Endometriosis because it has affected me most of my life and I have a…

  • Jaclyn Harte

    Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein radically changed my quality of life. They treat their patients with dignity & respect that I've personally never seen in the literally 25+ doctors I've seen for endometriosis. This summer, I had a surgery with Dr. Seckin & Goldstein. It was my first with them, but my 5th endo surgery. I couldn't believe the difference,…

  • Megan Rafael Moreno

    I was in pain for 2 years. I was getting no answers, and because dr Goldstein and dr seckins were willing to see and treat me I'm finally feeling almost back to normal. They were very down to earth and helpful in my time of need. Dr Goldstein was easy to talk to and caring, she took care of me…

  • Nancy Costa

    Dr. Seckin is one of the best endometriosis surgeon. Every time I go to the office, he really listens to me and is always concerned about my issues. Dr Seckin's office staff are a delight and they always work with me. I feel I can leave everything to them and they will take care of it. Thank you to the…

  • 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…

  • Monique Roberts

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

  • 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

    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…