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tamer seckin, endometriosis surgeon, Dr.Seckin Tamer Seckin, MD, is a Board Certified gynecologist and laparoscopic surgeon in private practice in New York City, practicing at North Shore-LIJ/Lenox Hill Hospital. He specializes in treating women with endometriosis and founded the Seckin Endometriosis Center (SEC). Seckin Endometriosis Center, DrSeckin, Tamer Seckin MD, Seckin MDHe is an internationally known specialist in minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic surgery and is among a very limited number of gynecologic surgeons in the United States who is exclusively committed to the use of Laparoscopic Deep-Excision of endometriosis.



Founder of Endometriosis Foundation of America

Endometriosis Foundation of America Logo In 2009, Dr. Seckin founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound), an organization that works to raise awareness and emphasizes the critical value of surgical excision of endometriosis. The EndoFound is the first research and advocacy foundation organized by a private physician. Under his guidance as Medical Director, the EndoFound strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research.

Author of Recognizing and Treating Endometriosis

Author of Recognizing and Treating Endometriosis In 2016, Dr. Seckin wrote and published his first full-length book, Recognizing and Treating Endometriosis: The Doctor Will See You Now. The book is written at a level that everyone with ties to this disease can relate to and understand, but it is also written for doctors with good intentions who lack the knowledge of how to diagnose and treat endometriosis. This book is for the “Endo Warriors,” women determined to let the world know their stories so that every woman with this disease—from the thirteen-year-old girl who is being told that her pain is “part of becoming a woman” to the woman who has been misdiagnosed for decades—knows she is not alone. Yes, her pain is real. No, she is not crazy. Yes, there is hope.



Educator and Lecturer

Endometriosis Lecture Dr.Seckin In 2010, Dr. Seckin organized the first EFA Annual Medical Symposium: “Stem Cells to Excision Surgery.” It was followed by several other symposiums, including: “Sex and Endometriosis,” “Seriously; Endometriosis,” “The Next Generation; Endometriosis” and “The American Perspective on Endometriosis.” The annual medical conference brings together the top surgeons and scientists from around the world to speak and train the next generation of medical professionals. This same year, Dr. Seckin founded the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS) in affiliation with the AAGL/SRS at North Shore/LIJ-Lenox Hill Hospital, where he is also the Clinical Instructor for Obstetrics & Gynecology.


Currently, Dr. Seckin is working with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research on a genetic research initiative to create the first endometriosis tissue bank in the United States. He is the treasurer and an executive committee member of the International Society of Gynecological Endoscopy (ISGE). He is also a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the European Society of Reproductive Endocrinology, the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy, The American Fertility Society, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, The Society of Reproductive Surgeons, The New York Gynecological Society, and The Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Awards & Recognition

The New York Times, Best Endometriosis Doctor

  • June 2016 – Teacher of the Year

    Presented by Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • 2012 -Super Endometriosis Doctors

    Was selected by his peers as an outstanding practicing doctor in New York and listed in the New York Times Magazine. The selection process for Super Doctors is a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Doctors is a selective yet diverse listing of outstanding doctors, representing consumer-oriented medical specialties.

  • 2012 - Ellis Island Medal of Honor

    Ellis Island Medal of HonorAwarded to both native and immigrated Americans who exemplify outstanding qualities in both their personal and professional lives, while continuing to preserve the richness of their particular heritage. The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations – NECO is the sponsor of the Ellis Island Medals of Honor that are presented each year on historic Ellis Island to a select group of individuals whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are cause for celebration. 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Medal and we are planning a spectacular event worthy of such an auspicious milestone. The Ellis Island Medals of Honor embody the spirit of America in their celebration of patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood, and diversity. They recognize individuals who have made it their mission to share with those less fortunate their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents and selfless generosity; all while maintaining the traditions of their ethnic heritage as they uphold the ideals and spirit of America. As always, NECO remains dedicated to the maintenance and restoration of America’s greatest symbol of its immigrant history, Ellis Island.

  • 2011-2012 — Best Doctor For Endometriosis Award

    Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America award.

  • 2009 - Silver Star Award

    Presented by Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • 2008 - Patients Choice Award
  • 2006 - President’s Award

    Presented by Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center


Cancer-Associated Mutations in Endometriosis without Cancer

Michael S. Anglesio, Ph.D., Nickolas Papadopoulos, Ph.D., Ayse Ayhan, M.D., Ph.D., Tayyebeh M. Nazeran, M.D., Michaël Noë, M.D., Hugo M. Horlings, M.D., Ph.D., Amy Lum, B.Sc., Siân Jones, Ph.D., Janine Senz, B.Sc., Tamer Seckin, M.D., Julie Ho, M.H.A., Ren-Chin Wu, M.D., Ph.D., Vivian Lac, B.Sc., Hiroshi Ogawa, M.D., Basile Tessier-Cloutier, M.D., Rami Alhassan, M.D., Amy Wang, Yuxuan Wang, B.Sc., Joshua D. Cohen, B.Sc., Fontayne Wong, B.Sc., Adnan Hasanovic, M.D., Natasha Orr, B.Sc., Ming Zhang, Ph.D., Maria Popoli, B.Sc., Wyatt McMahon, Ph.D., Laura D. Wood, M.D., Ph.D., Austin Mattox, B.Sc., Catherine Allaire, M.D., James Segars, M.D., Christina Williams, M.D., Cristian Tomasetti, Ph.D., Niki Boyd, Ph.D., Kenneth W. Kinzler, Ph.D., C. Blake Gilks, M.D., Luis Diaz, M.D., Tian-Li Wang, Ph.D., Bert Vogelstein, M.D., Paul J. Yong, M.D., Ph.D., David G. Huntsman, M.D., and Ie-Ming Shih, M.D., Ph.D.

New England Journal of Medicine, May 11, 2017  Vol. 376 No. 19

N Engl J Med 2017; 376:1835-1848 May 11, 2017 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1614814


How do adolescent girls and boys perceive symptoms suggestive of endometriosis among their peers? Findings from focus group discussions in New York City

Jhumka Gupta,1 Lauren F Cardoso,2 Courtney S Harris,1 Arielle D Dance,3 Tamer Seckin,4 Nina Baker,4 and Yvonne O Ferguson5


Analysis of menstrual effluent: diagnostic potential for endometriosis

Laura A. Warren, Andrew Shih, Susana Marquez Renteira, Tamer Seckin, Brandon Blau, Kim Simpfendorfer, Annette Lee, Christine N. Metz† and Peter K. Gregersen
Molecular Medicine201824:1


World Endometriosis Research Foundation Endometriosis Phenome and Biobanking Harmonisation Project: I. Surgical phenotype data collection in endometriosis research

Christian M. Becker, Marc R. Laufer, Pamela Stratton, Lone Hummelshoj, Stacey A. Missmer, Krina T. Zondervan, G. David Adamson, for the WERF EPHect Working Group 1The complete alphabetical list representing the WERF EPHect Working Group is as follows: G.D. Adamson, C. Allaire, R. Anchan, C.M. Becker, M.A. Bedaiwy, G.M. Buck Louis, C. Calhaz-Jorge, K. Chwalisz, T.M. D'Hooghe, A. Fassbender, T. Faustmann, A.T. Fazleabas, I. Flores, A. Forman, I. Fraser, L.C. Giudice, M. Gotte, P. Gregersen, S.-W. Guo, T. Harada, D. Hartwell, A.W. Horne, M.L. Hull, L. Hummelshoj, M.G. Ibrahim, L. Kiesel, M.R. Laufer, K. Machens, S. Mechsner, S.A. Missmer, G.W. Montgomery, A. Nap, M. Nyegaard, K.G. Osteen, C.A. Petta, N. Rahmioglu, S.P. Renner, J. Riedlinger, S. Roehrich, P.A. Rogers, L. Rombauts, A. Salumets, E. Saridogan, T. Seckin, P. Stratton, K.L. Sharpe-Timms, S. Tworoger, P. Vigano, K. Vincent, A.F. Vitonis, U.-H. Wienhues-Thelen, P.P. Yeung Jr., P. Yong, and K.T. Zondervan.

Fertility & Sterility, 2014 August 21


"Single site ovarian suspension (SSOS), Seckin® technique, for endometriosis surgery of pelvic sidewalls and retroperitoneum"

Tamer Seckin1, Sultan Ozkan2, Ali Akdemir2, Serin Seckin3
1 Hofstra University Medical School, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA
2 Ege University Medical Faculty, Departmant of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Izmir, Turkey
3 Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 


"Loss of ARID1A Expression Is an Early Molecular Event in Tumor Progression from Ovarian Endometriotic Cyst to Clear Cell and Endometrioid Carcinoma"

Ayhan A., Mao TL., Seckin T., Wu CH., Guan B., Ogawa H., Futagami M., Mizukami H., Yokoyama Y., Kurman RJ., Shih IM.

International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 2012 Sep 12
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"Rare case of ovarian cystic lymphangioma"

Journal of minimally invasive gynecology, 17:1553-4650, 2010 Jan-Feb
Tomer Singer; Gilad Filmar; Susan Jormark; Tamer Seckin; Michael Divon


"Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia."

Caglar, H., Tamer S. and Hreshchyshyn, M.M. Obstetric Gynecology. 60:346-349, 1982




Tinelli, Andrea, Alonso Pacheco, Luis, Haimovich, Sergio “Hysteroscopic Findings in the Endometriosis Patient”

Springer International Publishing, Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-57558-2, eBook ISBN

978-3-319-57559-9, 2018 By: Tamer A. Seckin, Amanda Chu, and Stephanie Baum


Endometriosis – A Concise Practical Guide to Current Diagnosis and Treatment

Liselotte Mettler, Ibrahim Alkatout, Jörg Keckstein and Ivo Meinhold-Heerlein.

Kiel, Villach and Aachen, May 2017

“Definitive Surgery for Endometriosis after Completion of Family Planning”

By: Tamer A. Seckin | Serin Seckin | Harry Reich


Practical Manual for Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic Gynecological Surgery

Lisolette Mettler, Goentje Peters, Tamer Seckin, Bruno van Herendael, Ibrahim Alkatout

“Suturing and Ligature Techniques at Laparoscopy” Practical Manual for Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic Gynecological Surgery, Second edition, Pages 111-120

Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., 2013.


Atlas of Operative Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy, Third Edition

Reich, H., Reich, JM., Seckin, T.,

“Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Including for Advanced  Endometriosis with Rectosigmoid Disease.”  Atlas of Operative Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy, Third Edition.  Ed.    Donnez, J.  Abingdon, England:  Informa Healthcare, 2007.  93-112.


State of the Art Atlas and Textbook of Laparoscopic Suturing

Reich, H. and Seckin, T.  “Reich Modification of the McCall Culdoplasty to Prevent and/or Repair Prolapse During Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy.”  State of the Art Atlas and Textbook of Laparoscopic Suturing.  Ed. Jain, N.  New Delhi, India:  Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., 2006.


Genital Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence

Orbuch, I. K., Reich, H. and Seckin, T.   “Does the Way Hysterectomy Is Performed Make a Difference?  How to Prevent Prolapse at the Time of Hysterectomy.”

Genital Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence, Vol. 4.  Ed. Gomel, V. and van Herendael.   London, England:  Taylor & Francis, Inc., November 2007.

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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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    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,…

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    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,…

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    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…