Evangelia's Story

My recovery from the surgery was fast and easy and I had no scars to speak if. A week after surgery, I began to feel deliriously well. The absence of pain had me feeling almost euphoric.

Almost four years ago, in the fall 2005, Dr. Tamer Seckin performed a 4½ hour surgery. I am looking at the report as I write this and I am providing an excerpt from the surgical report: “Extensive lysis of adhesions and rectal lysis, rectovaginal septum excision, complete cul-de-sac excision, left and right endometrial excision, bilateral ovarioplasty, resection of the diaphragm…” It goes on with medical terminology I had to look up. In layman’s terms, the endometriosis was removed from areas as distant as my diaphragm, liver and dangerously close to my heart. My reproductive organs and bowel were freed after years of being held immobile by scarring and adhesions from the endometriosis. My ovaries were cleared of the large endometriomas which had ballooned to 6 centimeters. Dr. Seckin had skillfully and successfully removed every last vestige of endometriosis he found and left all of my organs intact. He later told me my case was one of the worst he had ever seen. During the dark days before I had the good fortune of finding him, I was convinced that I was going to be the first woman to die of endometriosis. Being that the disease was approaching my heart, I still wonder if that might have been my fate.

My recovery from the surgery was fast and easy and I had no scars to speak if. A week after surgery, I began to feel deliriously well. The absence of pain had me feeling almost euphoric.

I am still a regular patient of Dr. Seckin’s. Four years later, I have NO symptoms or pain. NONE. My ovaries are normal. My menstrual cycles are unremarkable (so THIS is what a normal period is like!) and most importantly, I have my life back. Endometriosis is no longer controlling me -- it almost seems as if that defeated person I used to be was someone else. Endometriosis is no longer even a thought - until I meet someone who might be suffering from it -- and when I do, I give them Dr. Seckin’s contact information and tell them they don’t need to go anywhere else.

Dr. Seckin asked me to write this testimonial in support of Endometriosis Foundation of America which will be headquartered here in New York City. To this day, I feel that this physician, exceptionally talented surgeon and extraordinary humanitarian saved my life -- and I am grateful. I am once again thriving in my career and have the energy to pursue the things that bring joy and contentment to me.

Patient Reviews

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  • 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…

  • Jason Curry

    My wife had her laparoscopic excision surgery to remove endometriosis with Dr. Seckin on Jan 30, 2014. She doesn't write online reviews so I'm writing this on her behalf. I accompanied her with each office visit she had. The staff--Lucy and Kim, are very friendly, warm and professional. Dr. Seckin was excellent in every capacity. He spent a lot of…

  • Liz Filippelli

    He is an awesome doctor who saved my daughters life from debilitating endometriosis..she knew instantly upon awaking from surgery that she was better..that wad May and no complaints only praises for Dr. Wonderful Seckin!!

  • Karen N

    I was diagnosed with Endometriosis at 19. I saw several Endometriosis "Specialists" since then, had a few laproscopic surgeries to "remove" the endometriosis and continued to be in pain. I had a hysterectomy in 2012 and was told this would stop the pain once and for all. No such luck! Tired of spending days in bed with a heating pad,…

  • Lauren Rodriguez

    I researched and found Dr. Seckin after dealing with years of doctors who couldn't help me or refused to go the extra mile for their patients. I have to say I am truly blessed to have found such a compassionate and talented doctor. He is exquisite with everything he does, and both his team at the office and surgical team…

  • Kellya Vespa

    Dr. Seckin is a very skilled surgeon. There are not many doctors like him that truly understand the effects of endometriosis. I am lucky to have found him. The staff is wonderful too.

  • Meg Connolly

    Dr. Seckin truly LOVES what he does and cares about his patients from the bottom of his heart. My life has already changed in 3 weeks and I couldn’t be more grateful. Should I ever need another operation for endometriosis, Dr. Seckin will be the one to do it. I recommend him to anyone I come across with similar problems…

  • Elisandra O

    Dr. Seckin is an amazing Doctor he is very compassionate, caring and he will be honest with you. He's been my doctor for 19yrs and I am so grateful to have someone taking care of me that knows what he is doing and knows the best way to treat each and every situation. I would definitely recommend him and his…