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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  • 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…

  • Nicholette Sadé

    Dr. Seckin brought me back to life! I am now 3 weeks into my recovery after my laparoscopy surgery, and I feel like a new and improved woman! Being diagnosed with Endometriosis, then 25yrs old in 2015, and discovering the severity of my case being stage 4, made me devastated. Dr. Seckin's vast knowledge of the disease, sincere empathy, and…

  • Jason Curry

    My wife had her laparoscopic excision surgery to remove endometriosis with Dr. Seckin on Jan 30, 2014. She doesn't write online reviews so I'm writing this on her behalf. I accompanied her with each office visit she had. The staff--Lucy and Kim, are very friendly, warm and professional. Dr. Seckin was excellent in every capacity. He spent a lot of…

  • Liz Filippelli

    He is an awesome doctor who saved my daughters life from debilitating endometriosis..she knew instantly upon awaking from surgery that she was better..that wad May and no complaints only praises for Dr. Wonderful Seckin!!

  • Karen N

    I was diagnosed with Endometriosis at 19. I saw several Endometriosis "Specialists" since then, had a few laproscopic surgeries to "remove" the endometriosis and continued to be in pain. I had a hysterectomy in 2012 and was told this would stop the pain once and for all. No such luck! Tired of spending days in bed with a heating pad,…

  • Lauren Rodriguez

    I researched and found Dr. Seckin after dealing with years of doctors who couldn't help me or refused to go the extra mile for their patients. I have to say I am truly blessed to have found such a compassionate and talented doctor. He is exquisite with everything he does, and both his team at the office and surgical team…

  • Kellya Vespa

    Dr. Seckin is a very skilled surgeon. There are not many doctors like him that truly understand the effects of endometriosis. I am lucky to have found him. The staff is wonderful too.

  • Meg Connolly

    Dr. Seckin truly LOVES what he does and cares about his patients from the bottom of his heart. My life has already changed in 3 weeks and I couldn’t be more grateful. Should I ever need another operation for endometriosis, Dr. Seckin will be the one to do it. I recommend him to anyone I come across with similar problems…

  • Elisandra O

    Dr. Seckin is an amazing Doctor he is very compassionate, caring and he will be honest with you. He's been my doctor for 19yrs and I am so grateful to have someone taking care of me that knows what he is doing and knows the best way to treat each and every situation. I would definitely recommend him and his…