Dr Seckin was patient, warm and caring from the first time I met him

Dr. Seckin was patient, warm and caring from the first time I met him. I cannot thank him enough for all he has done for me and my family. He is passionate about what he does and cared for me. When I was concerned about expences, he was compassionate and worked with me. I never worried. I don't know what…

It was approximately 20-years-ago when Dr. Seckin saved my life. I was in a Brooklyn hospital in excruciating abdominal pain. Doctors there could not figure out what was causing the pain that left me breathless, I literally could not breathe without feeling like someone was yanking my intestines out. Still they saw nothing. They were discharging me with "gas pain." I was beside myself! Before leaving, a nurse named Terri, I'll never forget her, looked at me and asked if I wanted to stay. She knew something was brewing, and she was right. That night, after 24 hours of consistent unfathomable pain Dr. Seckin came in. He looked at me and asked where the pain was, he pressed down on my right side and quickly released, I wanted to die...lol! He said "Oh Boy we need to get you into OR, okay" but we'll do a sonogram first. During sonogram, again he said, " oh yes, lets go." He knew perfectly what the problem was when nobody else did.
 
A hemorrhagic cyst had ruptured and I had been internally bleeding which could have been fatal. Dr. Seckin discovered more the ovarian cyst and endometriosis. I had a condition called Uterus Didelphia (double uterus). Here I am early 20s dealing with the possibility of not having children. I was devastated to say the least! That night was the beginning of a long and eventful journey. I had been suffering from endometriosis and polycystic ovarian disease for many years. I did not live a productive life. The pain I endured 3 out of 4 weeks left me depressed and unmotivated. Doctors gave me meds that just took the edge off but was not a cure or solution.
 
During the next few years, Dr. Seckin performed several laparoscopies to remove the endometriosis, cyst, and eventually left uterus. Every procedure went well. From his staff to registration to pre-op everyone was caring and comforting.  He always held my hand before "going under." That gesture spoke volumes to me. I knew I was in good hands. The uncertainty of being able to conceive was heavy on my heart, but I was thankful to not endure those sleepless nights with pain. I lived an active life in every sense of the word. Working, traveling, any physical activity, volunteering, and marriage.
 
But the day did come. I was 31 and pregnant!!!!! Dr Seckin was happy for me, but to be honest I was shocked! I feet it as if it were yesterday....SHOCKED!!. This was the beginning of another chapter in my life. Dr. Seckin monitored me very carefully. He put me on bed rest and told me to eat whatever I wanted because my baby needed to grow... and I did. That was probably the best advice he gave me. Yes I gained a lot of weight, and yes my baby was 7 weeks premature, BUT he weighed 5 lbs. 2 ozs. and he was healthy! He will be 12-years-old soon and I couldn't be happier!
 
Dr. Seckin was patient, warm and caring from the first time I met him. I cannot thank him enough for all he has done for me and my family. He is passionate about what he does and cared for me. When I was concerned about expences, he was compassionate and worked with me. I never worried. I don't know what would've happened that night 20 years ago if Dr Seckin didn't come, but I thank God it didn't. I've been blessed!

Debra

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…