Meet Tamer Seckin, MD
Endometriosis Excision Specialist


tamer seckin, endometriosis surgeon, Dr.SeckinDr. Seckin is an endometriosis specialist and women’s reproductive health advocate. He has been in private practice for over thirty years at Lenox Hill Hospital with a team of highly skilled personnel. Dr. Seckin specializes in advanced laparoscopic procedures, and is recognized for his expertise in complex cases of deep infiltrating endometriosis of the pelvis. He is particularly dedicated to performing fertility preserving surgeries on cases involving the ovaries. He has developed patented surgical techniques, most notably the “Aqua Blue Excision” technique for better visualization of endometriosis lesions. His surgical techniques are based on precision and micro surgery, emphasizing organ and fertility preservation, and adhesion and pain prevention. Dr. Seckin is considered a pioneer and advocate in the field of endometriosis. 


Founder of Endometriosis Foundation of America

Endometriosis Foundation of America Logo In 2009, Dr. Seckin co-founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound), the first advocacy foundation organized by a practicing physician to raise awareness and emphasize the critical value of early diagnosis and surgical excision treatment of endometriosis. 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 & Treating Endometriosis

Author of Recognizing and Treating EndometriosisIn 2016, Dr. Seckin wrote and published his first full-length book, The Doctor Will See You Now: Recognizing and Treating Endometriosis. His book is written at a level that everyone with a connection to endometriosis can relate to and understand, particularly patients with endometriosis but also doctors who might lack the training necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment. 

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Educator & 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 top surgeons and scientists from around the world to train the next generation of medical professionals. Also in 2010, 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

  • 2019 – Patients Choice Award

  • 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 are a selective yet diverse list of outstanding doctors, representing patient-oriented medical specialties.

  • 2012 - Ellis Island Medal of Honor
    Awarded to Americans who exemplify outstanding qualities in both their personal and professional lives, while continuing to preserve the richness of their particular heritage. 

  • 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

    Ellis Island Medal of Honor


    Our office is located on 872 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10065.
    You may call us at (646) 960-3080 or have your case reviewed by clicking here.


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


Medical Publications 


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.

Our office is located on 872 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10065.
You may call us at (646) 960-3080 or have your case reviewed by clicking here.

Patient Reviews

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  • Rachel Grobman

    Dr.Seckin is so much more than a surgeon. His passion for helping endometriosis sufferers and determination to improve the quality of life in all of his patients is undeniable. I remember when my gynecologist first told me I needed a laparoscopy. Her exact words were "I can do the surgery, but if you were MY daughter- I'd send you to…

  • Esin Kocabiyik

    I was there for hysterectomy but then I found out that I also had endometriosis.My both surgeries went excellent and I feel great!.I am so thankful to Dr.Seckin and all his team for making my journey smooth!

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  • nikoletta pados

    I am a physician who suffered from deep infiltrative endometriosis. I needed laparoscopic surgery, so I went to see my former gynaecologist and he performed the procedure (a surgery which he supposedly does hundreds of times a year) last November. I had severe pain again when I had my period in January and was advised to go on taking a…

  • Grace Larsen

    After years of excessively painful periods, a serious loss of quality of life, and a series of uninformed and uninterested doctors, Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein turned my life around. I was told I woke up from my surgery almost a year ago with a smile on my face, and I haven't stopped since. Before I heard of Dr. Seckin,…

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  • Jacqueline Galindo

    Dr Seckin and his team gave me back my life! Tomorrow will be 1 month since my surgery and I feel great. Dr. Seckin, Dr Liu, and Dr Goldstein are not only beyond words talented and amazing Doctors, but they are also genuinely wonderful and caring people. I cannot say enough great things about Holly, Asiye and Kim as well.…

  • Anna Lu

    Dr. Seckin and his staff spared me from years and years of heavy periods and unbearable endometriosis pain. After having surgery with him (my first) I can now function like a regular human. No more eating NSAIDs like candy and calling out sick from work. Thank you, Dr. Seckin!