Expert Laparoscopic Surgeon
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). He 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
In 2009, Dr. Seckin founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA), an organization that works to raise awareness and emphasizes the critical value of surgical excision of endometriosis. The EFA is the first research and advocacy foundation organized by a private physician. Under his guidance as Medical Director, the EFA strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research.
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
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
- 2012 -Super 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
Awarded 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 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
Dr. Seckin Introduction
My name is Tamer Seckin. I have been practicing gynecology and advanced laparoscopic surgery exclusively for endometriosis and fibroids for the last 20 years in New York City. I am affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, and my office is located very close to the hospital in Upper East Side.
When did you first become aware of and begin to treat deep Endometriosis?
I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Harry Reich who has been known to be the pioneer in endometriosis surgery as well as laparoscopic hysterectomy. With Harry, I have discovered the technique of performing…