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Testimonial Tag : pain

L. Lee - New York

My name is Latia Lee. I am 37 years old and have suffered with “Killer Cramps” since I was 14. I was officially diagnosed with endometriosis in February of this year during my excision surgery with the amazing Dr. Tamer Seckin. I honestly thought my, “Killer Cramps” were normal. I had somehow learned to cope and push through the horrific pain I had been experiencing for over 23 years.
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Jamie A - New York

Good morning Dr. Seckin, I've been meaning to write this letter to you for quite some time. May of 2015, I had a successful deep excision endometriosis removal surgery and wrote you my story. This is my second story. Soon after surgery my husband and I began trying to have a baby. After 8 months of attempting, I was finally pregnant January of 2016! What an answered prayer. Infertility has been my biggest fear since I was diagnosed with Endo. I gave immediate glory to God and then said a prayer thanking God for you. It was your surgery that…
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Menoka M - New York

Living with constant pain and suffering from endometriosis sounds extreme, but sadly that's the life a person with endometriosis lives. Going into the ER just because the pain is so bad walking or simply standing is tough. My journey to finding a pain free life has been long, seven years long. In 2009, I was experiencing a sharp pain on my left side during my period. I found a GYN physician who told me that I had an ovarian cyst and that I should go on birth control pills. This helped as my pain was temporarily relieved and a year…
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Natina S. - New York

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 months 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…
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Sumran K - New York

Dear Dr.Seckin, I hope you are well. I have almost recovered fully from the operation. I just wanted to say  Just two small words to express so much gratitude.   Other Testimonials: J.LEW - NEW YORK, NY (Endo)metriosis, like any disease, is never just about the disease itself, but the havoc it wreaks on your life. It is the fact that “nothing lasts forever”….except for this disease, incurable and terrorizing. And for those of you who do not experience severe endo, I would never wish it upon you. It is also most likely that if you are reading this, then…
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M. Oxios - Levittown,NY

My journey for answers began in 2014. At the time I started to have very painful ovulations. More than the usual twinge of pain that goes away after a few hours these pains lasted for 1-2 days.  I went to see my OBGYN who did his best to diagnose my issue. After a pelvic ultrasound I was diagnosed with ovarian cyst and given pain medication.  Each month my ovulation would get worse. I would have more pain and take pain pills until it passed. After months went on my ovulation pain would last for a week or more. At times…
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J.Lew - New York, NY

(Endo)metriosis, like any disease, is never just about the disease itself, but the havoc it wreaks on your life. It is the fact that “nothing lasts forever”….except for this disease, incurable and terrorizing. And for those of you who do not experience severe endo, I would never wish it upon you. It is also most likely that if you are reading this, then you do have serious endo and have asked, “who can I trust?...with my disease, my pain, my health, my life?” After having seen a plethora of doctors, even to this day, I can easily say that bedside…
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Amy O. - New York, NY

I was diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of 29. That is not where my story began with struggling with the pain. That began when I first started to get my period. My cramps were terrible. After seeing 12... Yes 12 obgyn's to see what I could do for the pain, I finally found one who mentioned endometriosis. He performed the diagnostic laparoscopy and then pumped me full of Lupron. In the 10 years since I have had 4 more surgeries. With the most recent one in July of 2016 being the best one yet. Since I had Endo I…
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Alexa G - New Jersey

*I know this is very long but if one person reads this and says , "Hmmm something isn't right " and seeks out help, it would be worth it * I'm 18 years old and I am on my way to college in 3 weeks- PAIN FREE!!! I've always had very painful periods but last August when my period came, the pain stayed and it NEVER left until 6 days ago when Dr.Seckin removed 26 lesions, 24 positive for endometriosis. In September 2015, I went to a gynecologist who put me on birth control and gave me a prescription for…
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Mary G. - Califon, NJ

In January of 2015, I met with Dr. Cindy Parnes only for her to dismiss the intense pain I had been feeling as cramps. After I insisted, she begrudgingly agreed to write me a prescription for a sonogram. The results of this sonogram revealed that I had a small cyst on my left ovary. When I returned to Dr. Parnes in May, she suggested I go on birth control to help shrink the cyst and she wrote me a three-month prescription for hydrocodone acedomediphine. Because the cyst was growing instead of shrinking, I scheduled my surgery for July 15, 2015.…
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Luce,K Saratoga CA

My journey with endo started in childhood but I didn’t figure that out until I was in my thirties. I woke up one day when I was 8 years old with very swollen ankles. Doctors couldn’t figure out why and I learned to live with it. Then my periods start at age 11 and I was miserable from the start. I would miss school sometimes, be doubled over in the fetal position, etc. I tried the pill, but it didn’t help the pain and it made me moody. My periods continue to be horrid and finally at age 26, I…
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Yuchen S. - New York, NY

I have been lucky that up until age 25, I have not had any medical problems and even my period, which began at age 13, was always like a breeze - no pain, no heavy bleeding. I was athletic, happy, and worry-free.  As I turned 24, I noticed that I started to feel quite nauseous during period (still no pain though). Progressively, the nausea started to expand beyond period and I could feel sick for the entire month. At the same time, I start to feel exhausted easily. I was diagnosed with anxiety based on these “physical symptoms”. Turning 25,…
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C.Persaud - South Ozone Park, NY

I have been suffering with Endometriosis for many years, severe abdominal and back pain with my periods. Because of the heavy bleeding, I became very anemic, always feeling sick, several visit to the emergency room with no help. I have had 5 surgeries , Ovarian Cyst surgery every 2 years, I was tired, my body , my mind my entire being was exhausted from all this. I was so worried for my child and husband because i was so sick all the time. Then, I goggled best endometriosis doctor and Dr Seckin Name popped up, I read all his reviews…
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Lindsay G. - New Jersey

"It's just you." One doctor told me while laughing. "Whatever makes you sleep at night", was another. This is when I asked for blood work and an ultrasound to make sure I was cyst free because of a prior surgery I had to remove one on my ovaries. I was in and out of hospitals for 10 years. Always misdiagnosed. Hunched over in pain for hours and days. After years and years of pain, I took a step in the right direction. I went to a doctor that specializes in pelvic pain. After a few months I decided to go…
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Marinello M, New Jersey

My name is Anessa Marinello and I am 19 years old. I first noticed my abdominal pain in December of 2014. Little by little it grew worse and worse becoming less tolerable. After several unsuccessful visits to the hospital, gynecologist, and gastroenterologist I had exhausted every diagnosis possible from a bladder infection to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). I was tired of being told it was psychosomatic and refused to accept the pain into my everyday life. It was not only effecting me physically, but emotionally, and physiologically. In a last ditch effort I made an appointment with a fertility specialist…
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LIC, NY

Endometriosis is the major cause of infertility and pelvic pain in women. 1 in 4 of us have it, this chronic disease has been researched for decades but we have yet to find a cure. My name is Lorena Perez and my struggle started at the age of 12 when I first start menstruating, every month I had to be picked up from school.  The pain, nausea, fever and vomiting became the norm. It was not until I was 29 years old that I finally became diagnosed with endometriosis.  After implementing a regular yoga practice, I became aware of my…
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Cicely W. - Union City, NJ

Dr. Seckin has a gift. An amazing gift that there are not enough words to describe how wonderful he is. Since the age of 12 until last year 2015 at the age of 35 I have been suffering from debilitating cramps, back pain and heavy bleeding during my period. Like many women who suffer from endometriosis, I felt alone and defeated thinking I was never going to feel like a normal person at any point in my life. Not until I walked into Dr. Seckin's office did I feel like I had hope of living pain free. I had a…
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StephanieCN London UK

This is not only a story of how I got my life back, but most importantly who gave it back to me. As far as I know everyone has one birth date. I, on the other hand, have two. December 23rd 2014, the day in which a 23-year girl was born again. Yes, I not only call it my birthday, but more than that I realised how important life is to me, and how God leads you to the place where you should be, with the right people at the right time. When I refer to the “right people” I…
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C.H. Hoboken NJ

I suffered from endometriosis for many many years.  3 years ago I had a laparoscopy performed before I moved to the US and I was told that the endiometriosis would grow back and when it did I was in the worst pain I had ever experienced.  Knowing the disease I really wanted to find the best doctor.  I found Dr Seckin online and just from reading his website I knew he was the doctor I wanted to look after me.  Dr Seckin stands out from all others for many reasons, he is one of the few doctors who can remove endiometriosis with…
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Nicole S. Whitestone, NY

I am a single 32-year old woman and have suffered from endometriosis since adolescence.  As a teenager and young adult, I suffered from debilitating pain every month with my periods before I went on the pill.  Indeed, the pain was so bad that my mother told me that it was no worse than “labor pains.”  At times, I experienced pain so bad that I became incapable of caring for myself – at the boarding school I attended for high school, I had to call campus security one time to pick me up at my dormitory and bring me to the campus infirmary I…
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Jen T - NYC, NY

I am a 35-year-old married woman suffering from endometriosis since I was 17 years old. My entire post pubescent life has been marked by excruciating periods, that forced me once a month to leave school with unbearable pain, diarrhea and exhaustion. I never understood how my girlfriends could bear the pain of their periods, assuming everyone went through what I was going through.  My first ruptured cyst sent me to the ER, followed by a week of recovery. Throughout my early 20’s my chronic pelvic pain and monthly debilitating periods disrupted my school, my work and my relationships with boyfriends.…
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Betsie R. - Bellmore NY

I am beyond grateful for the care Dr. Seckin had for my daughter Kristina. I myself could not imagine my daughter would be suffering from painful periods, headaches and nausea now diagnosed as Endometriosis. Other doctors put her on birth control pills; one doctor actually told her to suck it up. She switched doctors and found one that wanted to do surgery (laparoscopic). Kristina had the surgery but continued to feel pain. All symptoms returned with more pain within the flank area. She begged for help feeling hopeless. As a parent and a person who also suffered all me life…
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Nancy M. - East Northport, NY

My story with endometriosis begins 33 years ago when I was 16 years old.  I got my first period right before freshman year of high school at the age of 14.  I had mixed feelings as all of my friends had begun their periods already so I was happy to finally get mine and become a “woman”.  But I remember being so upset at having to wear pads and feeling inconvenienced.  If I only knew what lie ahead… Soon my periods became very heavy, filled with clots and bleeding that even overnight pads (sometimes two at a time) could not…
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Meghan C - Malverne, NY

I’ve struggled with bad periods for as long as I can remember. When I say “bad,” I mean bedridden for days, fainting every month, excruciating pain, and hemorrhaging kind of “bad.” I used to ruin a pair of pants almost every month, going through super-plus tampons every 30 minutes. Growing up, I was known as the girl with the worst possible periods imaginable. This stigma followed me from elementary school, to high school and even through college. But, I was told by 6 different OBGYN’s throughout the years that this was “normal” and “probably just hereditary.”  The first time I…
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Danielle G. - Holbrook, NY

My name is Danielle, I’m 26 years old, and I am a tax accountant currently working for a corporate firm in Syosset. Like almost every woman who is forced to deal with this horrific disease, I’ve had my concerns dismissed for years. My symptoms started when I was 13, 2 years after my first cycle, and got progressively worse and much more severe as I got older. No one in my family was ever diagnosed with endometriosis or had ever experienced what I was going through. I’ve seen several doctors over the years and not a single one was able…
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U.B - Brooklyn, NY

It has been a really, really long time and I sincerely apologize for not sending this sooner. What I've learned in the aftermath of my surgery a little over a year ago with Dr. Seckin, is that it was somehow harder for me to adjust to life without pain, vs. life with pain.  Without a single doubt in my mind, I owe Dr. Seckin my life. My fiance tells me this repeatedly, that without him we would not be able to live life and enjoy spending time with friends and family. We would not be able to plan for a…
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Jenna K - Babylon NY

I'm Jenna K and I am 21 years old. This past year I had found out that I was diagnosed with Endometriosis. I thought my pain, discomfort, and all the symptoms were normal for every female. I underwent surgery with one doctor, before seeing Dr. Seckin. My previous doctors were careless, did as little as possible for my condition, and did not alleviate any of the pain I was going through. When I went to Dr. Seckin I immediately felt confident that he was going to be able to help me. I had my second surgery for Endometriosis with Dr.…
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Jess S. - Bloomfield NJ

I just turned 30 years old a week ago. My whole life I have been planning events, vacations, and even work- sometimes around my periods. Two weeks prior to my period every month, I’d become symptomatic. I’d get bloated, moody, and would suffer terrible body aches. My menstrual cycles were life changes, which is how I referred to them. Once I got my period, mentally I would feel relieved but physically- especially the first 2 days I would be keeled over in pain so bad that I would wake up from the cramps….once I even went to the ER. I…
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M.Wilson-Succasunna NJ

I am a lifelong sufferer of brutal periods.  Heavy, burning pain, large clots, nausea, …you get the idea. In December of 2009 I begged my ob/gyn to remove the painful cyst we had been monitoring for over a year. I simply could not take another month of giving up my life for a full week. Low and behold, the cyst, an endometrioma actually, had fused, twisted and tangled my left ovary, tube and the remainder of the left side of my pelvic cavity together. At the age of 29, I lost my left ovary and tube. My doctor removed the…
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Christine K - Huntington St. NY

My struggle with Stage 4 Endometriosis began April 2014. It was found on a CT scan that I had that was ordered through my Urologist after I was complaining of severe abdominal pain and urinary/bladder pain. The test picked up a mass that was encompassing my bladder, fallopian tubes, both ovaries and colon. I was advised to find a GYN surgeon to have the mass removed as soon as possible. I found a GYN near my home in Long Island that stated that he specialized in the removal of Endometriosis using Robotic Laparoscopic approach.  I was made to believe that…
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Carissa, New York

We have our life back.  During the last year of our lives I never thought I would utter those words.  Well, I just did and without you I would be fearful to know where my marriage and most importantly my wife would be.  I really am not sure where to begin.  I have been with the one whom my heart will always follow for the better part of 11 years.  She is the strongest most resilient person I have ever known who always can see the silver lining in any situation professionally as well as personally.  She is a protector…
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Mae, New York

As I am writing my testimonial, I'm thinking to myself, "my story is so ideal, I don't think anyone will even believe it".   Simply put, before seeing Dr. Seckin, I had 2 laparoscopies, which were not only unsuccessful, but made my symptoms exponentially worse. I had horrible pain, a host of other debilitating symptoms, and struggled to walk at times. After five years of infertility, I struggled through unsuccessful fertility treatments. I was exhausted, discouraged, and felt helpless. I will spare all of the details of my case and my surgery, but want to share that I was lucky to…
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Cathy, NYC

What an amazing experience. There was a point, where I honestly thought I would be stuck in my bed with intolerable pain and nausea for the rest of my life. I had three difficult surgeries before finally finding Dr. Seckin and even one day after surgery I feel more like myself then I have in the last 5 years. Phenomal doesn't even begin to cover what Dr. Seckin did for me. I was laughing and crying at the same time, knowing that things had finally taken a turn for the better.   I want to personally thank Dr. Seckin for…
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SC - New York

This is not only a story of how I got my life back, but most importantly who gave it back to me. As far as I know everyone has one birth date. I, on the other hand, have two. December 23rd 2014, the day in which a 23-year girl was born again. Yes, I not only call it my birthday, but more than that, I realised how important life is to me, and how God leads you to the place where you should be, with the right people at the right time. When I refer to the “right people” I…
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MF - New York City

I am a survivor of ENDOMETROSIS! What is Endometrosis?  Well, it has been equated to a cancer-like disease and believe me, it is!  It grows anywhere and everywhere inside your body and it is extremely painful.  It has been proven that it can happen in young teens as well as women in their late 20’s on into their 30s and 40s. Here is my story, including my 20-year-old daughter, who is also affected with endometrosis: In 1975, I was put in the hospital for 5 days because of severe pain on my right side.  The doctors could never figure out…
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HF - California

This testimonial is for Dr. Tamer Seckin. Thank you for restoring my belief that there are surgeons and doctors out there like yourself that genuinely care about their patients’ health and quality of life. To my “endo” (for endometriosis) sisters, know that you are not alone, our pain is real, and there is hope, “never, never, never give up,” said Winston Churchill. My pain started at a very young age, during my adolescent years. I remember dreading gym class because any physical activity on the days of my menstrual cycle would cause me to vomit due to the severity of my pelvic pain. I remember…
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Julia – Long Island

We have been trying to have our first baby for the last 4.5 years, and after 6 IUIs, 5 IVFs, 2 FETs we had 3 early losses and an ectopic to show for it. We have been through hell and back, and yet the word “endo” was never on my horizon. We were told that our fertility issues were linked to my abnormal immune activation (I have Crohn’s and Hashimoto’s), as my immune system destroys the embryos as if they were some cancer or virus. I changed fertility clinics, and went through 3 Reproductive Immunologists. After a very extensive testing, the last RI suggested that based on my…
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Maria Elena Basile, CSN, BSN, RNBC - New York

My Story with ENDOMETRIOSIS  by Maria Elena Basile, CSN, BSN, RNBC    As I reflect on life as a young pre-teen girl, I remember thinking something was wrong with me.  I wondered  why most of the girls in my grammar school class had already gotten their periods, as I still waited desperately for mine to "arrive". I eventually entered high school feeling like a little girl amongst young women.  It wasn't until mid freshman year that it finally came.  While most girls complained of its inconvenience, I rejoiced in my newfound womanhood.  I zealously carried around my sanitary napkins, feeling…
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E.D - New York

Dear Seckin, I just wanted to send you a very big thank you for your incredible work. My family and I will always be grateful for the surgery you performed on me, which allowed me to have a beautiful baby girl. My husband and I are so happy to be parents, and wanted to share our joy. Thank you again so much! Best regards, E.D Other Testimonials: YUCHEN S. - NEW YORK, NY I have been lucky that up until age 25, I have not had any medical problems and even my period, which began at age 13, was always…
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BB - New York

I felt something was off since I was a late teen. It was an unbearable pain and nausea, but it wasn’t until recently that I learned about endometriosis. My family and friends would simply tell me that it was pain associated with being a woman and that I had to be tough, so more than half of my life I had a terrible quality of life. Enter Dr. Seckin a couple months ago. Dr. Seckin lifted a huge burden off my shoulders and has allowed be to begin a new chapter in my life through a successful surgery and post-op…
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T.W - New York

Dear Dr. Seckin, I have so much for which to thank you, it’s hard to know where to begin. Thank you for squeezing me onto your surgery schedule with 2 days notice. Thank you for your kindness, humor, and empathy. Thank you for being an amazing surgeon and for cleaning my body of endo. If my husband agreed, I just might name my 1st born Tamer.   With abundant gratitude and kindest regards, T.W Other Testimonials: CARISSA, NEW YORK We have our life back.  During the last year of our lives I never thought I would utter those words.  Well,…
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Hope T. - Long Island NY

I'm Kelly Hope T. and I'm 22 and have been struggling with bad periods since I was about in 6 grade. My mother was diagnosed with Endometriosis when she was a teen, even had an ovary removed but managed to have 3 beautiful children. I on the other hand started out with periods that would last a week and were so heavy I would faint and vomit. Until, my doctor put me on birth control which managed everything but the pain & what I didn't know at the time ovarian cysts. Things didn't get really bad until about senior year…
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Patient - Maryland

I am 20 years old and my journey with endometriosis started at a young age. When I first got my period, I was about 11 years old. They were never pleasant and always heavier than the rest of my peers. A couple years later I saw one OB/GYN in Virginia to see if we could figure something out to make these very painful periods more bearable. My mom has a history of Endo from a young age and she knew that the signs and symptoms I was showing were identical to her case. The Virginia doctor told me that there's…
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Kyota, Texas

I felt that I was just getting older and it was just a change in my body so I accepted that reasoning and thought nothing of it. As time passed the pain became more and more intense. At this point I knew that something was going on. I would have flare-ups and could not do anything but ball up and cry on the floor. I could not move. I went to my OBGYN and she told me “it’s just a heavy cycle” or “you’re just getting older” or “the pain is just in your head”. REALLY??? Read More:
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Eve A, - Maryland

Being a physician myself, I sought out the best when I was diagnosed with stage IV endometriosis. It did not matter that Dr. Seckin was in New York, as I could not find a more skilled endometriosis specialist in Maryland.  He was very objective and honest when I had my first consultation. I felt confident in his skills and safe that I was in good hands because he was very passionate about this disease. In less than 8 weeks, I underwent surgical intervention for endometriosis with Dr. Seckin. Though I had severe disease, I was discharged from the hospital within…
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Elisandra O. - Astoria, NY

My Name is Elisandra. I am now 39-years-old. My first meeting with Dr. Seckin went great... When I was about 20-years-old, I had a surgery with a different doctor who was a bit old fashioned and not very comforting. After meeting Dr. Seckin and his staff, I knew he would be my doctor for life. He was very informative, told me what to expect, about my options, and did not beat around the bush. I made my appointment with him at his 5th avenue office which was such a pleasant change of scenery from my previous doctor. I went over…
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Carlene Z. - NYC

October of 2013 (background): I started experiencing abnormal bleeding, one to two weeks before my actual period, ranging from dark discharge to light blood. The week of my actual period was becoming increasingly worrisome - with heavy hemorrhaging and clotting that would last 7 days. My symptoms included fatigue and mild pelvic pain. I am 43 years old, so I suspected this was the onset of menopause. However, I did fear I had uterine or ovarian cancer. February 8, 2014: After 4 months of dealing with these unusual symptoms, I decided to see an OB/GYN who was highly recommended to…
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Karina A. - NYC

My name is Karina A., I am 35-years-old and I opted to have my stage IV Endometriosis treated with laparoscopic surgery. After a great deal of thought, I approached 2013 with the hope that I would explore the possibility of becoming a mother. I initiated my inquiry of potential motherhood with an appointment for my annual gynecological visit. I reached out to an entirely new gynecologist at the end of 2012. I did so because of a referral during a chance conversation I had with an acquaintance from work. During that annual visit I shared my recent revelations about wanting…
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Tiffany A.- Brooklyn, NY

You are truly a beautiful man, with such a humble heart to freely share your gift with others. "Thank you," does not seem to be enough, so I hope that you will see it as a start to our friendship. I can honestly say that meeting you has changed my life. Thank you, Dr. Seckin! Love, Tiffany A. Other Testimonials: 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…
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M. Aleevski - Astoria, NY

I had been going through IVF for a little bit over a year when I decided to switch doctors. Friends of mine had recommended a terrific doctor on the East Side in Midtown, and on my very first visit he was able to identify one of the issues why I was not getting pregnant. I had started to get fibroids a couple of years earlier but as far as I knew they were growing very slowly and my last fertility doctor didn’t think they were an issue. My new doctor did. He detected that one of them was large enough…
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Michelle S. - NYC

Well,where to begin? My name is Michelle S. and I am 38-years-old. I've suffered from severe endometriosis since the age of 15 (I believe) although it wasn’t as painful as it became in the last 10 years. Sill always had terrible menstrual cycles and sometimes thought I was bleeding to death. Always going to the doctor, and them telling me it was all normal and tojust deal by taking birth control but I would just bleed on them, too. At age 20, I had my son Michael who is the light of my life and quite a miraclebecause I never had another child since and…
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Michele C. - New York, NY

Today, after leaving the park with the kids, I went home to continue the day. I decided it was okay to remove from my purse a prescription of Percocet, Tylenol 3 and Thermacare heat wraps. All without fear! That fear that at any time, I could be in pain. Gratitiude and relief are not even close to what I am feeling. I am still searching for the right words to describe this. At any time, I could have pain totally ruin my day. I had a play date for my youngest (4-years-old). I had to ask my neighbor (who was…
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Lara A - New York, NY

I cannot count the number of times those words flew from my mouth. Inevitably, by the time I uttered this final cry for help, it fell on the doctor’s deaf ears. I knew something was wrong with my body in 2009. I had started taking birth control because I went to an all women’s college and that’s “what girls your age should do.” I quickly realized that my body wasn’t reacting well to the hormones and quit after only a few months. What followed ruined the past five years of my life: I became a slave to my body. My…
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Angela G. - New York, NY

I have always been a rebel. Time and time again I have bucked the system, not trusted the system, and questioned the overall basic integrity of the system. It was with this mentality that I demanded an exploratory surgery be done by my OB/GYN to look for endometriosis. She thought I was nuts, but proceeded to schedule what she said would be a “30 minute look-see”. 3 hours of heavy ablation (burning) later she decided to agree with her patient’s original self-diagnosed case of endometriosis. I was given two options; one option was Lupron, and the other was a hysterectomy.…
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Jessica Domashevich, Bethpage NY

My name is Jessica Domashevich, I am 29-years-old. I came to Dr. Seckin with the understanding that I was suffering from post-ablation syndrome. I was told by my doctor that I was going to need a hysterectomy and that was my only option. I decided to go see Dr. Seckin for another opinion.  He sent me for an MRI only to find out that the issue I was having was not exactly post-ablation syndrome. Yes it was a complication due to the ablation, but it was not a common problem that he has seen before. Dr. Seckin sat me down…
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JMS - Bellerose Manor, NY

It has been 2 years, 02/03/2012, since Dr. Seckin performed surgery on me to treat endometriosis, and my quality of life has significantly improved socially, professionally, and intimately. Since my surgery, my activity level has increased to regular workouts, attending social functions, and participating in work-related and personal travel. For over 20 years, I have dealt with constant painful cramps, and have visited numerous doctors/specialists who have resorted to issuing me pain medication and shots. My days of crying, using heating pads, missing work, being unable to participate in functions, and constant doctor visits are over. I thank God for finding Dr. Seckin.…
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C.F - NYC

As soon as I got my period in high school, I had terrible cramps and back pain that kept me home from school for at least a couple of days. I was never sure how to handle it; I tried every over the counter prescription but they would all eventually stop working for me. At 18, I went to the doctor and she gave light birth control pills to help ease the pain, but the pain didn’t go away. Not only that but my period was never on time, sometimes I would get it early, sometimes I would get it…
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Orue F - South Florida

I am 23-years-old and from South Florida. I was diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis after finding an endometrial (or chocolate) cyst in my ovary. I went on to have a cystectomy to remove the cyst and also had my endometriosis fulgurated (burning technique). I noticed right after the surgery that I did not feel any relief whatsoever. My doctor at the time instructed me to keep my birth control pills continuously to only get my menstruation every 3 months. This plan did not work for me, and my pains were intolerable. I suffered in silence for many years and thought…
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Laura G. - NYC

Moderate to severe abdominal pain and prospect of starting a family led me to search the web for an endometriosis specialist in NYC. My mother has the disease and given the strong hereditary link, I suspected I may also have endometriosis. I’ve never Googled a doctor before; my medical experiences to date consisted of traditional referrals and check-ups, but the web description of Dr. Seckin’s experience, expertise and specialization prompted me to reach out to him. His office accommodated me the next day and my husband and I spent about an hour with him. Impressed by his genuine interest in…
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Gabriela G. - Franklin Square, NY

How does one thank a doctor for giving you your life back? Maybe some day I will find the answer. My story might be a common one. I am a 35-year-old professional single parent. Since the birth of my 14-year-old son I had suffered from excruciating pain. It would feel like a stabbing and twisting of my ovaries. This pain would render me immobile. I would go completely pale, and then get a burning from within my abdomen. When I was finally able to move, I would be left with a sensation that felt much like my uterus was a…
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Dani - Bayport NY

It started one year ago October. My husband and I had just gotten married and felt I should go off birth control. At first I thought it was just stomach cramps from some bad food. After weeks of no relief I went to my doctor. She did a pelvic sonogram and told me it was a cyst that had ruptured (as she saw fluid in my uterus) and that it would go away on it's own. Well, it didn't; it got worse. I sought out a different doctor, a second opinion as I knew something was seriously wrong. My first…
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Carla V. - Brooklyn, NY

In late 2010, I was suffering from increasingly painful and heavy menstrual cycles. Seeking help from my ob/gyn. I was unfortunately misdiagnosed as “okay” and sent home being told that a “woman’s cycle can change at any time for no apparent reason.” My next menstrual cycle was so immensely painful, long and heavy that I knew that I was not okay. I found Dr. Seckin through online research, and made an appointment. The office was very helpful in guiding me through the process. After explaining my symptoms, Dr. Seckin took a look via vaginal sonogram and diagnosed me with a…
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Antoinette R. - NJ

My name is Antoinette R. I am 36-years-old, and I am from Yardville, New Jersey. I am taking this time to thank Dr. Seckin, for my “new beginning” after a life-long struggle with endometriosis. I was 11-years-old when I experienced my first menstrual cycle, and until this day, I can still remember how the night I felt the night before I got it the very first time. I had no idea that it was just beginning of several years of utter torture. My menstrual cycles were always irregular and extremely heavy, to the point I would need my parents to…
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Amy M - Bedminister NJ

Ever since I was 13, I've experienced very painful cramps with body aches and bloating. I've been pretty in-tune with my body so I could tell when my cycle was about to start, as I would get migraines. The pain would be so bad that I would cry myself to sleep writhing in pain. I would not be able to walk for the first day or so. I would experience very bad fatigue. It was vey difficult for me to have a bowel movement or to avoid, as it was very painful during my cycle. Around day three of the…
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Tal L. - New York, NY

I was referred to Dr. Seckin by my OB/GYN due to a cyst in my left ovary that had to be removed. I also suffered from a prolapsed uterus, and asked Dr. Seckin at our first meeting if he might be able to lift my uterus during the procedure, as well. He agreed, and did a wonderful job. Dr. Seckin performed the lift without using mesh, which is the standard procedure. I found him and his staff to be not only accomplished and professional, but also kind and very available. Other Testimonials: NANCY M. - EAST NORTHPORT, NY My story…
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Elizabeth C. - New York, NY

Like yours, mine has been a long journey. It began more than two years ago, when we started trying to conceive, but it feels much longer than that. I have seen a small army of doctors and was amazed that they weren’t interested in finding an overarching diagnose for my list of symptoms: painful, heavy menstruation most months; discomfort during sex; an early miscarriage; recurrent ovarian cysts; bloating and constipation; and gluten intolerance, among others. Instead, they tried to alleviate individual symptoms and hurry me along a rapidly accelerating path of fertility treatments, all the while seeming skeptical about my…
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Carolyn C., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I knew that I wasn't well -- something wasn't right. I felt increasingly worse, and began planning my life around when I would get my period. The week before became hell, the day it arrived was the culmination of the pain would cripple me. If I had a client obligation that day, I would take pain pills I had left over from a few foot surgeries in the recent past. What would I do when those ran out? I rationed them because of my experience in finding help. I was literally desperate. My story is one of misdiagnosis, my endometriosis…
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Patrice M. - NY

After having 2 prior laparscopic surgeries for endometriosis I found myself in extreme pain yet again! I was rushed to emergency in January, 2013 where a cyst burst on my right ovary. I was determined to find a a doctor who was an experienced skilled endometriosis specialist and I finally found him. When I met with Dr. Seckin, he was extremely sensitive to what I was experiencing and knew exactly what he needed to do prior to surgery. My only concern was my health insurance coverage. After discussing these concerns with him he assured me that regardless of my insurance…
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Renee H., NJ

Dear Dr. Seckin, I am writing to thank you for treating my endometriosis. Thanks to you, my life has some sense of normalcy again. When I first came into your office, I was in severe pain and afraid. From the moment I first called, your staff welcomed me with kindness, compassion and professionalism. Lucy and Kim were very helpful and comforting before we ever met you. When you called us into your office and my husband and I saw your warm, confident smile, I knew I had chosen the right doctor to help me. I explained how I suffer from a chronic pain…
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Ginny

It started when I was 12-years-old. The dreaded period. I would be on the couch for days with the heating pad thinking everyone went through this. My teens and early twenties were filled with exhaustion, pain and severe bleeding. I can remember talking to my friends about it asking how long theirs lasted; most said 2-3 days. I simply couldn’t fathom that, my lasted 7-8 long days with every PMS symptom there was. My doctors said it was “normal” and that everybody was different. I was put on birth control pills when I was 17. This seemed to make them…
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Letty's Story

When I first got my period in my early teens I had mild cramps that would go away with two Motrin pills a day. As I started getting older, I noticed my cramps getting worse, by my late teens I would be vomiting the first day of my period and would spend three days in bed in pain. In my early 20s, the vomiting went away but the pain did not lessen and my doctor decided I should go on birth control pills to help shorten the days of my menstruation and help with pain. It really didn’t, I learned from…
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Michelle's Endometriosis Pain

I am 32-year-old woman who has suffered with endometriosis since the age of 14. For many years I've lived with excruciating pain and was desperate enough to try medications from Lupron to Percocet, various forms of birth control, and any procedure with the promise of curing my symptoms and pain. Relief if any was temporary and eventually my pain would return and grow progressively worse. I have undergone numerous treatments and three surgeries. My last surgery was still unsuccessful and a nodule was discovered in my rectum that doctors said could not be removed. I began to accept that my chances of…
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Heather's Endometriosis Story

Thank You!I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for giving me a second chance in life. I’ve been living with irregular menstrual cycles, painful sexual relations and painful migraines, groin and leg pain. Groin and Leg pain that I have dealt with for many years and found it very difficult to do the mundane things that everyone takes for granted. After years of many laparoscopic surgeries and seeing many doctors, you were the first doctor to take my illness seriously and could relate to the severity of my illness. You by far are the only doctor to diagnose…
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Nancy's Testimonial

Dear Dr. Seckin,I’m praying to our God right now for Him to take over my heart with this pen to express how happy we are that we found you, “a great doctor of medicine” to help our daughter, Jessica. Jessica has been sick for 17 years with endometriosis. She has had four operations, endless times in the hospital, infections after infections and the pain that goes along with it. It seemed like it would never end. I keep praying, please God let us find someone who really can help Jessica... a doctor who is gentle, caring and takes their time to explain…
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Debra's Testimonial

It was approximately 20-years-ago when Dr. Seckin saved my life. I was in a Brooklyn hospital in excruciating abdominal pain. Doctors there could not figure out what was causing the pain that left me breathless, I literally could not breathe without feeling like someone was yanking my intestines out. Still they saw nothing. They were discharging me with "gas pain." I was beside myself! Before leaving, a nurse named Terri, I'll never forget her, looked at me and asked if I wanted to stay. She knew something was brewing, and she was right. That night, after 24 hours of consistent…
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Mary's Endo Story

Dr. Seckin Patient Testimonial:When I first came to see Dr. Seckin, in 2010, I had been tolerating extreme period cramps, and aching throughout my body each and every month. I had seen multiple gynecologists who only gave me two options 1: Go back on the birth control pill, which I had been off of for a couple of years, and did not wish to go back on. Not because I was trying to get pregnant, but because I felt better off of it, generally. While on the pill I also felt the cramps and achiness, and was constantly switching dosage…
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Chris's Endo Story

It's now been nine months since my surgery with Dr. Seckin. I started the process with not much hope, simply going through the motions.  I had previously had surgery with another doctor and although considered successful, the endometriosis implants were back within two years. That surgery had followed years of misdiagnoses (e.g., "just painful periods") or no diagnosis. From my early teens, I was on the sidelines for several days each month, under a vague explanation of "that time of the month" or just not feeling well. Feeling somewhat sick became a part of my identity.  I felt both relieved…
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Lauren's Endometriosis story

The day I met Dr. Seckin my life changed forever. I walked into his office desperately seeking help after a long search for a doctor who would listen to me. I was completely dissatisfied with the care I had received after my first laparoscopy and knew that Dr. Seckin offered the kind of treatment that would help me. I sat in his office for my initial consultation and he listened intently — I did not need to convince him that I had endometriosis, and he promised that he would help me. After my exam, Dr. Seckin told me I needed surgery…
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Jessica's Story

Since I was 19-years-old, I have been suffering from abdominal pain, unbearable menstrual cycles and leg pain. I have also had countless numbers of hospital visits. I was diagnosed with endometriosis years ago and have had to endure laparoscopic surgery about every three years. This past year, my gyn doctor in NJ recommended for me to have a consultation with Dr. Seckin. The endometriosis was taking over my life; I was sick and in pain all the time, something had to give.In May, I went to see Dr. Seckin. That day had to be one of the most nerve wracking…
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Sarah's Story

I first heard about Dr. Seckin in the summer of 2012. Me and my husband had been trying to conceive for over 2.5 years. We had even gone through 3 IVFs which all ended up in early miscarriages. My endometriosis was discovered during the second IVF. Here in Sweden, where I live, all my doctors had assured me that I only had small endometriomas and that the miscarriages could not have been caused by my disease. They advised me specifically not to have surgery since it would damage my ovaries. I didn't have a lot of symptoms from the endometriosis…
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Lauren's Story

Moderate to severe abdominal pain and the prospect of starting a family led me to search the web for an endometriosis specialist in NYC.  My mother has the disease and given the strong hereditary link, I suspected I may also have endometriosis. I've never "googled" a doctor before, my medical experiences to date consisted of traditional referrals and check-ups, but the web description's Dr. Seckin's experience, expertise and specialization prompted me to reach out to him.  His office accommodated me the next day and my husband and I spent about and hour with him.  Impressed by his genuine interest in my personal and medical…
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Emily R.

Dear Dr Seckin, I have made a tremendous recovery since my surgery in January, 2011. The pain that has hounted me since my early teens is all but gone. As you know, I had my first laparscopic surgery in for endometriosis with another doctor in September, 2007 and then had a c-section with the birth of my son in June of 2009. I had constant pain post-partum in the lower left portion of my abdomen with difficult bowel movements and in the sacral-iliac/ quadratus lumborum region on the right side. I experienced increasingly limited mobility as the months wore on…
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Heidi's Story

Endometriosis is an enigma. The disease and its manifestations vary from person to person. Its effects and associated pain can pervade into many aspects of one’s life. My first introduction to the disease was over a year ago, when I suddenly experienced onset of unfamiliar abdominal pain which rendered me immobile. This pain became a constant presence in my life – appearing at odd times and always unwelcome. The feelings of helplessness and confusion I experienced as side effects of my somatic symptoms were more invasive than the actual pain itself. What was happening to my body? Why have I…
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Cisca's Story

Dear Dr. Seckin,  This card holds more appreciation than words can say. I came to you two years ago in despair and in pain, having just been informed by my new fertility doctor that there was nothing he can do for me until my extensive endometriosis are taken care of.  The dreadful disease had returned worse than ever despite two previous surgeries within the past eight years. I was skeptical and performed extensive research for the best specialist in the country. I consulted with a number of doctors for second opinion, here and overseas. However, my gut told me after…
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Georgina S's Testimonial

My name is Georgina I am an endometriosis patient of Dr. Seckin. Back in 2011, I began having abdominal and back pain, trouble with bowel movements and was unable to eat more than a couple of bites of food at any one time. I went to my OB/GYN doctor who believed my symptoms were caused by adhesions that formed after having a c-section with my second son. I had laparoscopic surgery performed in August of 2011 after which the doctor stated I had several adhesions but also stated I had endometriosis. For several months after the surgery everything felt fine,…
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Angela G's Endometriosis Story

I am 4 weeks post-op, healing relatively quickly and extremely thankful that there are such amazing, compassionate doctors in the world. I have diagnosed 16 years ago with endometriosis.  I was 24-years-old and had pain on my left side, after months on the birth control pill, a laparoscopy confirmed that I had endo. My cyst was aspirated and I stayed on the pill until I was married and ready to have children… Fast forward 14 years and 2 beautiful, perfect kids later.  I had no fertility issues and so was convinced that I had beat the odds, after all, endo is…
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Amy's story

I was diagnosed of having three "chocolate cyst" in my right ovary back in Oct. 2010 when I had abnormally bleeding between periods. I was 26-years-old and unknown of any reproductive organ problems. I was shocked by the bad news and asked many question about the “chocolate cyst”. That’s what my OB/GYN doctor called it. However, she seemed like it wasn’t a serious problem as long as it’s benign. I was having severe pain on my right side of lower abdomen every time I have my period as well as moderate pain on other days. This was really unusual, I…
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Janisha's Story

It is a tribute to Dr. Seckin’s expert skill and care that my story and that of many of his patients share a common thread of hope and positivity. It is thanks to him that I understand the disease that afflicted me for most of my life and also thanks to him that I feel for the first time in a long time that I control my life and the disease, and not the other way around.   I want to share my experience with this disease for a few other reasons too. I am sure physical manifestations of endometriosis…
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Tracy' Story

Dr. Tamer Seckin changed my life. For three years I pursued doctors in an effort to find the cause of a persistent pain in my abdomen. Then I met Dr. Seckin. After my first meeting with Dr. Seckin, I felt confident that endometriosis was the cause of my pain and that I had finally met a doctor who understood what I had been suffering. I had the laparoscopic surgery three months later and my life was changed the minute I walked out of the hospital! Dr. Seckin is not just a world re-known expert credited with developing ground breaking surgery…
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Cheryl's story

I was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 26 after suffering for 12 years with problem periods. The hospital was a regular home for me every month and my quality of life was severely impaired. I had laparoscopic surgery and 2 laparotomies but still this dreaded disease returned. In June of 2011 after many monthly visits to the ER, I decided this has to stop and again started the search for medical help. My girlfriend called me and gave me Dr. Seckin’s contact details and told me she was referred to him and said that I should research him, as he…
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Elizabeth A's Testimonial

I am a 36-year-old female from Nigeria, West Africa. I just wanted to say thank you to God and to Dr. Seckin for helping me feel better and feel like a woman again. I have been battling severe pain for the past 20 years, especially during my monthly period without any solution. It got worse in the beginning of this year and I was praying to God to just set me free through death, but death didn't come. I went for the first surgery in March where I was diagnosed with endometriosis. I thought it was over but it was…
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Golda's Story

I am glowing with joy as I write this testimony because today I have a life without pain. Endometriosis has been the most agonizing part of my life, which I have endured for more than 25 years. At the beginning of my fist menstrual cycle, the pain was so severe that I continually fainted. This was unusual since neither my mother nor my sister had ever experienced the types of symptoms such as continuous bleeding, extreme pain, throbbing and numbness down the legs, heavy bleeding, and a host of other symptoms. My mother took me to the gynecologist who after…
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Christine's testimonial

Dear Dr. Seckin, I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you. I have been in your care since I was 19-years-old (12 years). My battle with endometriosis has been a long one but I know I am in the best of hands with the greatest doctor in the WORLD. The birth of my son AJ would never have been possible without you and for that I am grateful.Love,Christine F. Other Testimonials: SUMRAN K - NEW YORK Dear Dr.Seckin, I hope you are well. I have almost recovered fully from the operation. I just wanted to say  Just two small…
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Kelly B's story

Dear Dr. Seckin,Having been on a two-year journey with pain, it has been wonderful to get answers and a plan. You have a deep knowledge that you are generous in sharing with your patients.From start to finish you truly show a deep care and concern for your patients. The post-surgery calls, especially from Europe on vacation, helped so much in the post-surgery phase.In a world where doctors are encouraged to run patients through, like a mill, you are a one of a kind doctor who takes the extra time to provide great care to his patients.Sincerely,Kelly B.
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Marilyn M.

Dear Dr. Seckin:  I wanted to send you a letter of gratitude for helping me get through many many years of pain and suffering due to endometriosis. Notice I didn’t say "my endometriosis" as it is treated now, thanks to you.    Many years ago, when I was in my early 30s, I started getting horrific pain in my pelvic area. After visiting many doctors they all said I had cysts and fibroids in my ovaries and uterus, but they weren’t large enough to remove. They didn’t mention endometriosis. They kept saying the pain would go away. Every month I had…
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Kelly-Ann's Story

My name is Kelly-Ann Fehling and I came into contact with Dr. Seckin in about June, 2009. I was looking for an endometriosis specialist. I have a long history of endometriosis. Endometriosis has been a very difficult and arduous problem in my life. I went undiagnosed for approximately 10 years. There were occasions where I had to leave work at the onset of a menstrual cycle because of severe, severe pain. It was to a point where at times I was hyperventilating and didn’t even know physically what was happening to me with the level of pain that I was…
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Selina's Story

Dr. Seckin was the first person to ever mention the word endometriosis to me. I was his patient. I was probably 25 at the time and he had done part of his general introductory questions, asked me about my menstrual cycle and asked me if I had pain associated with it, and I said, “Of course, doesn’t everybody?” Asking a few additional questions he basically said, “I think you may have endometriosis." I said, “I’d never heard of that, I don’t know what that is,” and wasn’t interested in going any further because I just thought he was kind of…
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Ali's Story

  Hi, I’m Ali Schaffer and I have been suffering from endometriosis for about ten years. The past couple of years I had a lot of pain during my periods and it started to just get much worse. I had a couple of ovarian cysts and I went to see a few doctors and they all told me that there were different things wrong with me. One woman told me I had an infection and tried to just give me antibiotics. One of my cysts, they thought it was my appendix so they wanted to take my appendix out and…
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Tracy's Story

Tracy Pennea: I’m Tracy Pennea and I was diagnosed with endometriosis in March, 2010. My life includes taking care of the horses, bringing them in, turning them out, bringing up all the hay and the tractor and lifting up the big bales of hay. You get 40 to 50 pound bags of grain that we always have to lift on our shoulders and carry around ourselves. It’s a lot of heavy lifting, a lot of heavy physical stuff. It was about 1996 when I realized I had some cysts on the ovaries and it became pretty painful with the periods.…
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Jennifer T's testimonial

After many years of suffering with unusually painful menstrual cramps, stomach aches and bowel problems that became worse at the time of her period, my 27-year-old daughter, Jennifer, finally ended up with a diagnosis of endometriosis. This was only after ending up in the hospital emergency room with excruciating pain and undergoing surgery for a bowel obstruction caused by the endometrial tissue that had caused the blockage.  Even after finally having the diagnosis and following up with her ob/gyn, she was told that she had a mild case and simply prescribed birth control pills. The pain and discomfort continued to…
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Lauren L's Story

I had always suffered through terrible, agonizing periods. I would also get shooting pains in my side at random times. The first doctor I went to about these problems told me not to worry about them until I wanted to get pregnant. My mom had bad endometriosis and went through various surgeries and pain because of it. She knew I probably had endometriosis too. “Not worrying about it” was not going to work for me. My current gynecologist did a laparoscopy on me, officially diagnosed me with endometriosis, and then administered Lupron shots. That treatment worked well for a while,…
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Jessica's testimonial

Dear EFA, I would like to thank the EFA and Dr. Seckin for all your help. For years now, I have been tossed back and forth between numerous doctors that have either misdiagnosed me or have completely given up on my health. I have straggled with pain that has been unbearable due to endometriosis and other GYN issues that have affected my work performance e school, social life, have damaged my relationships with boyfriends. For some time now I have had extreme pain during and without my menstrual eyeless pain during intercourse, pain with bowel movements and sometime with urination. I…
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Mariam - October, 2011

Dear Dr. Seckin, I thank God for a doctor like you; I was so sick and tired of fighting every single day. My life was a living nightmare, then my condition became worse than ever. I literally could no longer live a normal life; my mind was consumed with the disease. I was faced daily with physical and mental pain, my own frustration, excruciating painful horrible cramps, the bleeding wouldn’t stop at all, I was getting heavy blood clots for a whole month. I was frustrated, and feeling very alone not knowing what to do anymore. I’ve been suffering from endometriosis for…
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Melissa's Story

In April 1999, I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome ("IBS"). Since then, I saw countless doctors about my stomach issues. Every diagnosis seemed to be wrong and every treatment produced no results. I was frustrated and resigned to living with this unknown malady. During my annual physical, my doctor recommended making an appointment with Dr. Seckin.That afternoon I called Dr. Seckin's office for an appointment expecting to hear the usual diagnosis of IBS or another gastrointestinal issue. But when I met Dr. Seckin, the whole process was different. I was shocked and amazed. Dr. Seckin is passionate about his…
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Masha's story

I have had episodic, intense, abdominal and pelvic pain my entire adult life. Whenever I brought this up to physicians they couldn’t find an explanation. I learned of Dr. Seckin this summer through a lucky recommendation. I got an appointment within days. Dr. Seckin and his staff put me at ease upon arrival to the office by being very warm, friendly and interested not just in my medical case but also in me personally and even in my work. After the first exam, Dr. Seckin determined that I had endometriosis and a large cyst both of which needed to be surgically treated as soon as possible.…
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Beatrice's Story

As every woman knows, her period isn't supposed to be painless. So, as a teenager, I became accustomed to the monthly cramps and discomfort. But in my 20s somehow the pain became more intense, more severe. Much more. And longer lasting. In fact, the pain sometimes lasted nearly half the month. My girlfriends, my sisters—even my internist and OBGYN—told me it was all normal. That, for some women, the degree of pain and the duration I'd experienced fell within typical range. I tend to be a trusting person, so I believed my doctor when she reassured me. Just take pain…
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Anabela C.'s Story

I am 34 and when I was 21, I was told I had endometriosis. After 12 years of being treated by the same doctor and him performing unnecessary and countless laparoscopic surgeries to my body, I was told by him that there was nothing further he could do for me and he was running out of options. After the 6th or 7th laparoscopy to "rectify and fix the problem" he finally said that I needed to be seen by a specialist because he could no longer be of service or of any help to me.After that he referred me to…
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He can work miracles...

Greetings and Salutations.  My name is S. I am a 31-year-old RN working for 5 years at one of New York's most prestigious hospitals, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Division. For the last 15 years, I have experienced the most common symptoms of endometriosis, such as dysmenorrhea, gastrointestinal symptoms during menstruation along with pain on my left side during exercise. After 6 years of complaints, my primary gynecologist performed an exploratory laparoscopy to rule out endometriosis. I was told I had no endometriosis, however, after the surgery, my pain persisted. Three years later, in 2006, I started to have a…
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Pat K., New Jersey

Dear Dr. Seckin:Please consider this as the most heartfelt and appreciative letter that I have ever written.When my daughter, son and I first came to your office one year ago in December of 2009, I was at my wits end. My daughter, Pam was diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis 15 years before, had, subsequently, undergone four surgeries, and was in constant pain. Her life was miserable and, watching her struggle to do the mundane things broke my heart. Actually, I could easily write a book about all of the trials and tribulations that occured during those years.  We listened and…
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Christian

Dear Dr. Seckin, I was going to buy you a card to express my thanks for all you have done, but I knew there would not be enough room in it for what I would like to say. I was always told to give credit where credit is due, and so I want to do that.For many, many years I have been suffering with my stomach. You are the first doctor that I have gone to that has listened, understood and respected my concerns and questions. After hundreds of appointments with other doctors, they could never tell me what was…
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Danika S., NYC

I came to see Dr. Seckin on the recommendation of a fertility specialist, who I contacted after trying to conceive for over a year. It was suspected immediately that I had endometriosis, even though the usual symptoms of pain were very minimal in my case. While I'd had very painful periods when I was younger, after being on the pill for many years I had hardly any period, much less painful ones. Within a month of my first meeting with Dr. Seckin, I was scheduled for surgery. I had very little time to really prepare myself for what I was…
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Vanessa

I cannot thank Dr. Seckin enough for what he has done for me. My first menstrual cycle began at age 13. Two years before that, I developed GI issues that were diagnosed as IBS. Also presenting were chronic fatigue, and several other issues. I remember the night I got my first cycle. I was doubled over in pain on the toilet and screaming. My mom came in to help me get in the bathtub to soak. It took one Advil and an hour for the pain to subside. Month after month I would go through hell; pain during ovulation, severe…
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Cheryl's Testimonial

Dear Dr. SeckinI've gone over this so often in my mind that I felt I had already sent it. But let me take the time now to send you a million "thank yous" for everything that you have done for my daughter, Melanie Reyes. You've given her and the rest of our family a renewed optimism about her possibilities. She has suffered so much over the past 30 years that we had almost given up on finding anything that would make a difference. And just at our darkest hour, you Dr. Seckin took the reins and we finally came to know what…
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Nicole's Incredible Endo Story

My life restarted when I met Dr. Tamer Seckin. He is a miracle worker!  For the past 10 years I have had excruciating pain with Stage IV endometriosis. By the age of 37, I was consulting with a fertility specialist, urologist, neurologist and gastroenterologist. Over the years, endometriosis blocked my right ureter. I have had over 10 outpatient surgeries to have stents inserted in the hope of saving my kidney.  My urologist recommended a nephrectomy.  More recently, the endometriosis attached to my rectum, which caused frequent and painful bowel movements.  A nerve was also affected, resulting in numbness and debilitating…
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Carolyn Eppley

On April 28, 2006, I finally received true validation for all the pain I had been enduring for several years. I had a supracervical hysterectomy with my right ovary and fallopian tube removed. For several years I had been making frequent trips to doctors, trying to find out what was wrong with me. I went to my general practitioner, gynecologists, urologists, gastroenterologists, and finally to an orthopedist. I had an MRI of my pelvis and that is when the findings showed that I may have adenomyosis. From there I went to another gynecologist and then for a second opinion to Dr.…
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Agnes

My husband and I would like to thank you so much for making a difficult operation into the best possible situation. My family was a little nervous about having 2 large intramural fibroids (6 and 8 cm) and a smaller one inside the cavity removed through laparoscopy instead of the traditional laparotomy. My husband and I were not because we had met with you. We were impressed by your confidence and track record and we were told by our RE that you were the best and only one he would recommend for such an operation. Our insurance agreed that you…
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Evangelia Handras

Almost four years ago, in the fall 2005, Dr. Tamer Seckin performed a 4½ hour surgery. I am looking at the report as I write this and I am providing an excerpt from the surgical report: “Extensive lysis of adhesions and rectal lysis, rectovaginal septum excision, complete cul-de-sac excision, left and right endometrial excision, bilateral ovarioplasty, resection of the diaphragm…” It goes on with medical terminology I had to look up. In layman’s terms, the endometriosis was removed from areas as distant as my diaphragm, liver and dangerously close to my heart. My reproductive organs and bowel were freed after…
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