Thank you so much for giving me back my life

I immediately called Dr. Seckin. I told him what happened and asked, “If I were your daughter, what would you recommend I do?” He said very sternly, “I’d get into a cab and come to Lennox Hill.” I believed in him and knew something was very wrong with the way I felt so I followed his instructions.

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 could not keep living this way and felt there was no hope unless I underwent surgery that would temporarily put me in menopause, which I clearly didn’t want because I want a family one day. For almost a decade- I was given the same answer from gynecologists suggesting birth control pills, removing my cyst with a burning technique, or putting me through ‘temporary menopause.’ I even tried homeopathic methods like acupuncture for relief or answers. 

My mother and father who still live in Florida felt there had to be a solution out there. So, she googled my symptoms and called me and said, “I think you have endometriosis.” I had no clue what that was or what that meant but once I looked up the information she sent to me- I fit the criteria. Under the endometriosis link she also found Dr. Seckin was the man to go to in order to cure my symptoms. I read all of his testimonials and had hope! Finally, I felt I was not alone and there was hope! So- we called Dr. Seckin. We made an initial consult in March of 2015. He made me feel so comfortable and gave me a light at the end of the tunnel so to speak- said that I don’t have to go through the suggested other methods from other gynecologists for this and explained the surgery he wanted to proceed with upon my MRI results. We all decided to plan my surgery ( first surgery ever!) at the end of June. However, June 3, 2015- I went to an exercise class. I wasn’t supposed to get my period for another 2 weeks but, again- still felt a bit symptomatic. Exercising in the past sometimes cured the pain but in this case it enhanced it. I had to leave the class early because I was cramping to a point where I couldn’t stand up. I finally got into the car and drove myself home. The pain was so intense, I was in so much pain that I was keeled over driving home unfortunately rear ended this woman in front of me on the way. Maybe it was the adrenaline I felt, however my problem now was my car accident and not my pain. I was seconds away from my house, so the tow truck driver dropped me at home and I immediately called Dr. Seckin. I told him what happened and asked, “If I were your daughter, what would you recommend I do?” He said very sternly, “I’d get into a cab and come to Lennox Hill.” I believed in him and knew something was very wrong with the way I felt so I followed his instructions. It is a good thing I did because after the tests and exams in the ER, they admitted me upstairs and I was getting prepped for emergency surgery in the morning with Dr. Seckin. My mom was flying up to see me and Dr. Seckin welcomed me with open arms in the OR when I saw him. I was nervous but had no time to really think of being afraid of the surgery which was a good thing! People are very accurate when they speak of surgery and just waking up in the recovery room because that’s exactly what happened to me! My mom was there and told me they took my appendix out as well as the endometrium, fibroids, and cysts- explains the back pain right?

All I have to say is Dr. Seckin, Lucy, and Kim-thank you so much for giving me back my life! I feel like a new woman… and I am so thrilled it is all behind me. I just went to Dr. Seckin and received my pathology report from the surgery which all was fine-thank goodness! There are really no words to describe how grateful I am for this second chance at life. I can go about my life normally now without worrying about my next period! I can plan events and go to work without a whole vile of IB Profin 800/heating pad with me! if you or if you know someone who has dealt with these symptoms, Dr. Seckin is the person to go and see. This type of surgery is really all he does so, he has encountered pretty much every scenario of endometriosis there could be. Don’t feel like you need to go through this pain and suffering because there is a solution. So again cheers to you Dr. Seckin for you really gave me a whole new perspective on life at 30 years old- Lucy, you have been amazing with answering my questions and removing my stitches and Kim for fitting me into Dr. Seckin’s schedule! Again, I can’t thank you all enough so I shall stop here!

Thanks Again from the bottom of my heart

Jess S.

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  • Angela Aro

    I have struggled with endometriosis and adenomyosis since first starting my period at 13. I was diagnosed at 21 and what followed was a series of unsuccessful surgeries and treatments. My case was very aggressive and involved my urinary tract system and my intestines. After exhausting all of my local doctors I was lucky enough to find Dr. Seckin. We…

  • Emi O

    Seckin and Dr. Goldstein changed my life!

  • Kristin Sands

    Like so many women who have tirelessly sought a correct diagnosis and proper, thorough medical treatment for endometriosis, I found myself 26 years into this unwanted journey without clear answers or help from four previous gynecological doctors and two emergency laparoscopic surgeries. I desperately wanted to avoid the ER again; a CT scan for appendicitis also revealed a likely endometrioma…

  • Wilfredo Reyes

    Dr. Seckin literally gave my wife her life back. I am eternally grateful to him for his generous, determined spirit to see that Melanie finally live free from the prison bonds of Endometriosis.

  • Carla

    I am so grateful to Dr Seckin and Dr. Goldstein. My experience was nothing short of amazing. I was misdiagnosed with the location of my fibroids and have had a history of endometriosis. Dr. Seckin was the one who accurately diagnosed me. Dr Seckin and Dr. Goldstein really care about their patients and it shows. They listened to my concerns,…

  • Melissa Boudreau

    When I think of Dr. Seckin these are the words that come to mind. Gratitude, grateful, life-changing, a heart of gold. I feel compelled to give you a bit of background so you can understand the significance of this surgery for me. I am passionate about Endometriosis because it has affected me most of my life and I have a…

  • Jaclyn Harte

    Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein radically changed my quality of life. They treat their patients with dignity & respect that I've personally never seen in the literally 25+ doctors I've seen for endometriosis. This summer, I had a surgery with Dr. Seckin & Goldstein. It was my first with them, but my 5th endo surgery. I couldn't believe the difference,…

  • Megan Rafael Moreno

    I was in pain for 2 years. I was getting no answers, and because dr Goldstein and dr seckins were willing to see and treat me I'm finally feeling almost back to normal. They were very down to earth and helpful in my time of need. Dr Goldstein was easy to talk to and caring, she took care of me…

  • Nancy Costa

    Dr. Seckin is one of the best endometriosis surgeon. Every time I go to the office, he really listens to me and is always concerned about my issues. Dr Seckin's office staff are a delight and they always work with me. I feel I can leave everything to them and they will take care of it. Thank you to the…

  • Rebecca Black

    Fast forward 5 years to find out incidentally I had a failing kidney. My left kidney was only functioning at 18%. During this time, I was preparing all my documents to send to Dr. Seckin to review. However, with this new information I put everything on hold and went to a urologist. After a few months, no one could figure…

  • Monique Roberts

    I'll never stop praising Dr. Seckin and his team. He literally gave me back my life.

  • Erin Brehm

    I had a wonderful experience working with Dr. Seckin and his team before, during and after my surgery. I came to Dr. Seckin having already had laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis 5 years prior, with a different surgeon. My symptoms and pain had returned, making my life truly challenging and my menstrual cycle unbearable. Dr. Seckin was quick to validate my…

  • Anita Schillhorn

    I came to Dr. Seckin after years of dealing with endometriosis and doctors who didn't fully understand the disease. He quickly ascertained what needed to be done, laid out the options along with his recommendation and gave me the time to make the right decision for me. My surgery went without a hitch and I'm healing very well. He and…

  • Nicholette Sadé

    Dr. Seckin brought me back to life! I am now 3 weeks into my recovery after my laparoscopy surgery, and I feel like a new and improved woman! Being diagnosed with Endometriosis, then 25yrs old in 2015, and discovering the severity of my case being stage 4, made me devastated. Dr. Seckin's vast knowledge of the disease, sincere empathy, and…