Our endometriosis specialists work with patients to understand symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for endometriosis.
Dr. 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.
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.
In 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.
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.
2019 – Patients Choice Award - Best Endometriosis Surgeon
June 2016 – Teacher of the Year
Presented by Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
2012 – Top 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
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
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
Laura A. Warren, Andrew Shih, Susana Marquez Renteira, Tamer Seckin, Brandon Blau, Kim Simpfendorfer, Annette Lee, Christine N. Metz† and Peter K. Gregersen
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
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
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
PubMed link: //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22976498
Journal of minimally invasive gynecology, 17:1553-4650, 2010 Jan-Feb
Tomer Singer; Gilad Filmar; Susan Jormark; Tamer Seckin; Michael Divon
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
Liselotte Mettler, Ibrahim Alkatout, Jörg Keckstein and Ivo Meinhold-Heerlein.
Kiel, Villach and Aachen, May 2017 https://www.karlstorz.com/cps/rde/xbcr/karlstorz_assets/ASSETS/3491505.pdf
“Definitive Surgery for Endometriosis after Completion of Family Planning”
By: Tamer A. Seckin | Serin Seckin | Harry Reich
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.
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.
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.
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.
There aren’t enough stars for Seckin Endometriosis. They deserve 100/ 5. I want to make sure every woman right now who is looking for help, who is looking for a doctor and is scared and confused knows this is where you need to be. It doesn’t matter if you have to come from the other side of the United States or from the other side of the world, I can guarantee it will be worth it. Every member of their…
I’ve seen many obgyns over the years explaining my monthly symptoms during my period...but eventually it became a daily struggle with these pain. It feels like a poke here and there near my right pelvic region. I was given birth control pills for the past ten years but honestly, it didn’t help at all. I was in bed whenever I had my period. I was previously sent to GI doctors for possible appendicitis but it was ruled out from imagings…
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 him." From the first day I met him he took the time to explain endometriosis to me since I knew…
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!
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 low hormone dose anticoncipient pill. My symptoms came back quickly and got worse in a few months’ time. I went…
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, I was experiencing almost daily terrible pain to the point where I had difficulty walking, inability to eat, inexplicable weight…
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. They were all caring, kind, patient, and took the time to listen to me and explain anything I needed to…