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.

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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…

  • Grace Larsen

    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.…

  • Anna Lu

    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!

  • Sheena Wright

    I underwent surgery with Dr. Seckin in 2017 and have felt like a new woman ever since. If you have, or suspect you have endometriosis, Dr. Seckin and his compassionate team of surgeons and staff are a must-see.