Amy's story

If you have endometriosis, I strongly urge you to take actions as soon as possible to prevent from further spread. TIME is really crucial, so are good doctors.

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 thought. I switched to another OB doctor, she was totally lack of knowledge on chocolate cyst which I realized afterward. She prescribed birth control pills to me and said it’ll help me relievie my pain. However, she said my chance of getting rid of it was 1%. She was unwilling to talk about it with me and didn’t know how to answer my questions. I spent 4 months with her and switched to another doctor again and was hoping to find a better doctor to save my life. My third obg doctor told me that I had endometriosis and it’s going to be hard to get pregnant until the cyst was removed or shrink it by taking birth control pills continually. I took pills for 8 month without significant success. I decided to stop the pills and tried to get pregnant. Eventually, my plan failed. My doctor told me even I have the surgery done, it’ll come back again and also it’ll spread all over the body. I was terrified and felt like I was waiting to die. I’m young and I have a lot of things need to be done. I couldn’t believe the truth.

I started to do a lot of research on endo because I believe there must be a solution out there. I typed "endometriosis expert" on Google, and checked out each page it popped up. I opened Dr. Seckin’s website and was delighted that he was a world class specialist in endometriosis and he’s in NYC, too. My husband was very happy, too. I’m not the only one who suffering from the disease but also my husband is suffering from seeing me tortured by the disease. He’s taking care of every aspect of my life. I must say I’m the luckiest one in the world. In early 2012, we felt we have HOPE. I visited Dr. Seckin in March. He was so nice and patient to go over the disease with me. I had long conversion with him without any stress. He’s very knowledgeable about it and confident of treating the disease. I strongly believe I found the right person to take care of my case. The MRI result showed I have 5cm cyst on my right ovary. Dr. Seckin said it needs to be taken out. My insurance didn’t cover out of network expense, but it’s expiring in August and I’m able to renew it with out of network coverage. I waited another five months and went back to schedule my laparoscopy surgery. Finally, I had surgery done in September. On my surgery date, a famous Chinese doctor from Beijing visited Dr. Seckin and witnessed the whole process of my operation. I’m from China, too. I’m sure I’m the lucky one that I came to NYC and meet the best doctor who is recognized internationally. Other prestigious doctors from other countries come to visit Dr. Seckin and learn the advanced techniques he uses and processes he applies in surgery. I was so happy that my first surgery was done by Dr. Seckin.

I recovered from surgery within few days and had to go back to see Dr. Seckin. Every staff person in his office is very nice. They truly care about you and your wellness, I must say. The laparoscopic diagnosis was frightening to me; I had endometriosis tissue in many part of my body. Even though Dr. Seckin removed most of adhesions and cysts from my pelvic sidewall, ovary, ureter and bladder, he said I might need another surgery if I get symptoms on other part of organs. He showed me pictures of my heart, lung and so on. They were all infected with the disease. My seriousness is on 8th scale out of 10. I was almost passed out when I heard that. I felt I’m dying soon. He consoled me that my life is going to be changed because he killed the “snake." He said those adhesion might go away by itself and I’ll get pregnant but need to take birth control for three months. I was relieved a little more. Whatever the result is, I just want to get pregnant because my husband really likes children even though he didn’t push me at all.

If you have endometriosis, I strongly urge you to take actions as soon as possible to prevent from further spread. TIME is really crucial, so does good doctors. As Dr. Seckin says, “Early intervention is the key to effectively resolving this disease." I share my experience with you because I want to guide you to right direction on treating the disease, since personally I had excellent experience with Dr.Seckin and I hope all women with endo would be totally cured. NO MORE SURFFERING, WE'VE HAD ENOUGH.

I deeply appreciate Dr. Seckin and his staff on dealing with my case. The world needs more doctors like you. Thank you.

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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…