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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    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…

  • Rachel Grobman

    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…

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    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!

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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.…

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    Dr. Seckin and his staff spared me from years and years of heavy periods and unbearable endometriosis pain. After having surgery with him (my first) I can now function like a regular human. No more eating NSAIDs like candy and calling out sick from work. Thank you, Dr. Seckin!