Stage 4 Endometriosis

It was April 2016 when I was first informed by an OBGYN who was an endometriosis specialist that I potentially had "stage 4 endometriosis" not knowing what that meant and being told that I had to undergo surgery as soon as possible, was frightening.

It was April 2016 when I was first informed by an OBGYN who was an endometriosis specialist that I potentially had "stage 4 endometriosis" not knowing what that meant and being told that I had to undergo surgery as soon as possible, was frightening. Within a month's time, I was scheduled and ready to be operated on. As my impending surgery date got closer I grew weary, scared, nervous and even had increased anxiety about the possibilities of being operated on and what that meant for my future of possibly being a new mom for the second time. Common sense made me cancel my initial surgical appointment and opted to research further to get a second opinion. After a day in increased pain that had been lingering for weeks on end, I came across Dr. Seckin's website and based on his patients testimonial and how much information I was able to gather, based on my current symptoms and banking on being told by a specialist that I possibly had "stage 4 endometriosis" I immediately called his office to schedule an appointment for a consultation. At my first visit, I presented my symptoms to Dr. Seckin who was very much compassionate and very informative on what might occur based on his observation. Fast forward to my follow up MRI, I immediately scheduled my surgery to be conducted. I mean, what woman wants to go weeks on end with the prolonged pain associated with her menstrual cycle? Pain that I felt often times lasted for days or even weeks so for me, this surgery was my only resort and Dr. Seckin was the only Doctor that made me feel comfortable to conduct such.

Stage 4 Endometriosis

On surgery day all went well. I woke up to find that the initial reason for surgery (my potential stage 4 endometriosis issue) was minor in a sense. The main reason why for 11 years I had increased pain in my lower abdomen that altered the way in which I would cough and or sneeze due to not wanting to irritate my C-section scar, had a lot to do with how my initial C-section operation.

For 11 years after giving birth I would have crippling pain whenever my menstrual cycle was near, that would cause me to stop in my tracks. Sleep was an issue as I would toss and turn for hours on end. Intimacy too was affected, as pain would be a constant. The hard surface of the floor was my best friend. The scar from my C-section operation was rather thick and hard in feeling. For me, this was seemingly normal and I was content in knowing that I was able to be a mother and will have to live with the end result of having had a C-section. Long strong short, as the surgery was underway, Dr. Seckin was able to identify that my uterus and (bladder?) was adhered to my lower abdomen and had to be separated. As I was being told this, I simply died a little inside knowing that a routine C-section that is performed on millions of mothers, caused such an issue after more than a decade. Watching snippets of the operation video in Dr. Seckin's office again gave me chills all while I quietly whispered internally "thank you" Today I am 11 days post operation and I am already able to feel the difference when I cough and sneeze. No need to have to tighten my abdomen and no longer needing to sneeze in what feels like my head. Though still sore, I can sneeze and cough with ease. I am elated. This may seem minor but for me, this is a major deal. Only time will tell how well I continue to heal and for that, I will be forever grateful to Dr. Seckin and his team.


Natina S.

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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…

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    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…