Carolyn's Story

I think there is a desperate need for more doctors to be trained by Dr. Seckin, and understand the true benefits of a LAVH. I also believe it is just as important for women to be aware that they have a choice of what kind of surgery they need -- you just have to find the right doctor.

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. Seckin. It was agreed that I needed a hysterectomy. All my aches, pains and urinary infections were real, they weren’t in my head. Through four hours of a LAVH, Dr. Seckin found that my uterus had adhered to my abdominal wall, my uterus had tissue inside (adenomyosis), and my right ovary was twisted around my fallopian tube.

It brings me to tears to think about how much pain I have had to endure throughout these years. I can’t understand why this was so difficult to detect. I saw so many doctors and had so many procedures done, yet no one knew what was really going on inside of me.

Fortunately my story has a silver lining. I found an extremely competent surgeon who was trained to perform minimally invasive surgery. It is truly amazing what can be done with so little cutting. More women need to be aware of LAVH surgery. I have read several books about hysterectomies and it is "minimally" touched upon. There is a great need for doctors to be trained properly for this miraculous surgery, so that women are able to recover faster and have less abdominal incisions. I would encourage women to look for an OB/GYN who is not only an exceptional doctor, but a competent surgeon. C-sections are so common these days, but obstetricians are not adequately trained for such an invasive surgery.

I think there is a desperate need for more doctors to be trained by Dr. Seckin, and understand the true benefits of a LAVH. I also believe it is just as important for women to be aware that they have a choice of what kind of surgery they need -- you just have to find the right doctor.

Reviews

  • 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…