This Mom-of-Two Cannot Thank Dr. Seckin Enough

Casey Reckman can hardly believe her luck. For years, Reckman, 38, struggled with infertility while her body silently battled endometriosis. She was asymptomatic as she went to endless fertility clinic appointments and endured multiple unsuccessful rounds of IVF. But those days are long gone. Reckman is finally a mother of two, a daughter, aged 3 and a 1-month-old son. But she admits becoming a mom wouldn't have been possible without having endometriosis excision surgery with Dr. Tamer Seckin. "We are so grateful for the role you played in the process," Reckman wrote in a heartfelt thank you e-mail to Seckin Endometriosis Center.

But just five years ago, Reckman, who also battles with thrombophilia, a condition that increases the risk of blood clots, wondered whether or not her dream of motherhood would ever be realized. "I was struggling to have the first child, and I ended up at a fertility doctor who suspected that I might have the silent endometriosis or the asymptomatic endometriosis," she says. "He referred me to Dr. Seckin, and I had the first surgery with Dr. Seckin in November of 2013."

Surgery with Seckin lasted four hours, and multiple biopsies tested positive endometriosis. "It was all over the place," recalls Reckman. But the procedure proved to be fertility restoring. Eight months later, she welcomed a daughter. Still, Reckman and her husband felt as though their family wouldn't be complete without one more. They went back for two more IVF rounds, but they were unsuccessful—so Reckman booked another fertility-restoring surgery with Seckin in February 2017. That procedure, which was three years and three months after her first excision surgery lasted only 90 minutes and Seckin didn't find any endometriosis. "I did have some more inflammation in the other parts that they removed. Four months later, Reckman conceived and in March delivered a healthy 7-pound, 9-ounce baby boy. Now a family of four, Reckman says she has her hands full and doesn't plan on trying for baby no. 3

"This is the conclusion of a six-year process for us," says Reckman, "and we know that it could have taken even longer if we haven't been able to work with someone as skilled as Dr. Seckin and as dedicated to his patients as Dr. Seckin."I'm very grateful for the role that he played."

 

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  • Kim Molinaro

    Kim Molinaro

    Prior to meeting Dr. Seckin and reading his book, “The Doctor Will See You Now”, I knew little to nothing about endometriosis. I was led to believe that endometriosis was not a serious condition. I was told that the pain could be managed by taking the “pill”. I was told that the cysts on my ovaries were harmless. I was…

  • Rebecca Black

    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

    Monique Roberts

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

  • Erin Brehm

    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

    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…