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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  • 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…

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    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…