At Seckin Endometriosis Center, we have a proven track record of dealing with the types of medical problems you are facing. We understand that traveling a long distance to have surgery, especially one with a doctor you may have never met in-person, can be a daunting decision. This is why we welcome your questions and concerns and are ready to help you do what is right for you.
This section outlines the steps out-of-area patients traveling to New York City need to take to receive treatment from Seckin Endometriosis Center. If you are interested in exploring this possibility further, please follow the steps outlined below.
To get started, please provide us with a copy of your previous medical records, especially a copy of all previous operative reports, including blood work or lab tests done within the last six months and, if available, color copies of any pictures taken during the procedures. With your records in-hand, we can begin the process needed to put you back on the path to good health.
If you are not in possession of your records, please have your doctor send us a copy, especially copies of your previous operative reports, and color copies of any photos from any surgeries performed. Government regulations require your doctors to have completed and signed a Medical Release Form before sending us your medical records. Download the Medical Release Form PDF, fill it out, sign it and send it. Your doctors will then send a copy of your medical records directly to us.
Steps To Arrange Surgery With Seckin Endometriosis Center
Complete and submit the Review My Case Form, and our patient coordinator will call you within 48 hours. In the unlikely event you do not hear from our coordinator, the form may not have gone through. Please call her directly at 212-988-1444. Our patient coordinator will answer any questions you have about the practice and will walk you through the steps needed to set up an initial phone appointment with your surgeon.
Complete, Review and Return The Following Documents:
Health History Questionaire >
Online Registration Form >
Notice of Privacy Practices >
If at any time you experience difficulties with the process, please call the office at 212-988-1444.
Once your records are received, our coordinator will contact you to schedule a date and time for you to call the office and speak directly with your surgeon, Dr. Seckin, about your case. The initial phone consult will help us better understand your particular medical situation and what treatment options we can offer you. If you decide to proceed, we will arrange for you to speak with our Surgical Scheduler, who will then discuss logistics of having surgery with Dr. Seckin as well as potential surgery dates, insurance coverage, hospitals, hotels, your anticipated length of stay. Please note that out of state patients undergoing surgery usually stay for approximately nine days.
If you are flying in to see us, JFK is the closest airport (just 30 minutes away). La Guardia (LGA) and Newark (EWR) airports are other options. You can coordinate with a travel agent or find low-cost fares online. We strongly suggest you make hotel arrangements ahead of time. If you need to make arrangements for a rental car, this can be done through any of the major car rental companies.
If your surgery is on a Thursday, you should plan on the following schedule:
Fly to NYC on the prior Sunday
First pre-op appointment: Monday (usually lasts two hours)
If additional tests are needed, these will be scheduled on Tuesday
Second pre-op office appointment: Wednesday (allow two hours)
Surgery day: Thursday
Post-op appointment: Monday
If your surgery date is on a day other than Thursday, you will still follow the same schedule of appointments (although the actual days of the week will be different).
Depending upon the type of surgery performed, patients usually need a day to a week of post-operative recovery before they are ready to fly home.