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 would've happened that night 20 years ago if Dr. Seckin didn't come, but I thank God it didn't.

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

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  • Winnie Chan

    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…

  • Esin Kocabiyik

    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…

  • 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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  • Jacqueline Galindo

    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!