Endometriosis is an enigma

I hope that the women who read this endorsement recognize that they are understood, both by myself and by this compassionate and capable doctor. To those women, trust that yor health is in good hands.

Endometriosis is an enigma. The disease and its manifestations vary from person to person. Its effects and associated pain can pervade into many aspects of one’s life. My first introduction to the disease was over a year ago, when I suddenly experienced onset of unfamiliar abdominal pain which rendered me immobile. This pain became a constant presence in my life – appearing at odd times and always unwelcome. The feelings of helplessness and confusion I experienced as side effects of my somatic symptoms were more invasive than the actual pain itself. What was happening to my body? Why have I lost control of it? Who can I talk to about this? These questions remained unanswered for a long time despite my efforts to address them by consulting OB/GYNS, surgeons, female friends and colleagues, and of course, the internet. As a result, I felt lonely and became increasingly withdrawn.

The information I was able to gather indicated that this pain would never leave me. It would continuously interfer with my relationship with my body, and with my spouse, for the rest of my adult life. This was a reality that I was not fully prepared to accept. How can a disease which affects so many women have such limited options for treatment? Hormone therapy only exacerbated my psychosocial decline, and options for surgery outlined to me by a respected Cornell surgeon seemed to have bleak or meager outcomes. It was at this point in my search that I came across the Endometriosis Foundation of America, founded by Dr. Seckin. The lectures presented in their latest conference validated my concerns – that much is not understood about this disease, and there is a need for more research investigating effective treatment options.

Dr. Seckin’s introductory lecture portrayed him as a compassionate and knowledgeable practitioner who sincerely cares about the well-being of women suffering from this disease – and sometimes needlessy so. I was glad to find, in my first consult with Dr. Seckin, that this portrayal was accurate. It is inspiring to find a practitioner who has dedicated his practice of medicine towards helping women alleviate pain. This is one of many altruistic qualities which Dr. Seckin possesses. Under his care and attention, I find myself invigorated with a sense of hope that didn’t exist before. Although I understand that the surgical procedure which I plan to undergo is far from a “cure-all," I am optimistic about my future, having found a partner in my treatment and medical care who I trust and respect. I hope that the women who read this endorsement recognize that they are understood, both by myself and by this compassionate and capable doctor. To those women, trust that yor health is in good hands.

Heidi W.

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  • 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.

  • Angela Aro

    I have struggled with endometriosis and adenomyosis since first starting my period at 13. I was diagnosed at 21 and what followed was a series of unsuccessful surgeries and treatments. My case was very aggressive and involved my urinary tract system and my intestines. After exhausting all of my local doctors I was lucky enough to find Dr. Seckin. We…

  • Emi O

    Seckin and Dr. Goldstein changed my life!

  • Kristin Sands

    Like so many women who have tirelessly sought a correct diagnosis and proper, thorough medical treatment for endometriosis, I found myself 26 years into this unwanted journey without clear answers or help from four previous gynecological doctors and two emergency laparoscopic surgeries. I desperately wanted to avoid the ER again; a CT scan for appendicitis also revealed a likely endometrioma…

  • Wilfredo Reyes

    Dr. Seckin literally gave my wife her life back. I am eternally grateful to him for his generous, determined spirit to see that Melanie finally live free from the prison bonds of Endometriosis.

  • Carla

    I am so grateful to Dr Seckin and Dr. Goldstein. My experience was nothing short of amazing. I was misdiagnosed with the location of my fibroids and have had a history of endometriosis. Dr. Seckin was the one who accurately diagnosed me. Dr Seckin and Dr. Goldstein really care about their patients and it shows. They listened to my concerns,…

  • Melissa Boudreau

    When I think of Dr. Seckin these are the words that come to mind. Gratitude, grateful, life-changing, a heart of gold. I feel compelled to give you a bit of background so you can understand the significance of this surgery for me. I am passionate about Endometriosis because it has affected me most of my life and I have a…

  • Jaclyn Harte

    Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein radically changed my quality of life. They treat their patients with dignity & respect that I've personally never seen in the literally 25+ doctors I've seen for endometriosis. This summer, I had a surgery with Dr. Seckin & Goldstein. It was my first with them, but my 5th endo surgery. I couldn't believe the difference,…

  • 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…