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 As a result, I felt lonely and became increasingly withdrawn.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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  • 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!

  • 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…