I am so glad that I Googled you and then took the leap of faith to put myself in your care

I wish I didn't have endometriosis but now I feel that I have some allies in pushing back against it. Thank you, Dr. Seckin, for giving me the best shot at feeling good and enjoying the great life I have. I am so glad that I Googled you and then took the leap of faith to put myself in your…

It's now been nine months since my surgery with Dr. Seckin. I started the process with not much hope, simply going through the motions.  I had previously had surgery with another doctor and although considered successful, the endometriosis implants were back within two years. That surgery had followed years of misdiagnoses (e.g., "just painful periods") or no diagnosis. From my early teens, I was on the sidelines for several days each month, under a vague explanation of "that time of the month" or just not feeling well. Feeling somewhat sick became a part of my identity.  I felt both relieved and cheated when a reproductive endocrinologist (the second I had seen) finally made the diagnosis: how validating it was to have someone name the source of my pain and infertility, yet how infuriating that nobody else had taken the time to really listen to me.

Dr. Seckin was the second doctor in my journey that really listened. Every symptom I named was greeted with a nod and a medical explanation. He was passionate when he spoke and also confident that I was a great candidate for surgery. I left the consult more hopeful than I had been in a long time. Maybe I would be able to be free of back pain and not have to rely on medications to get through certain times of the month. Maybe I would not experience the depression that accompanied the physical pain. This would mean being able to more fully engage in my life, including being a mother to an active toddler (IVF gave me that miracle). 

The surgery itself was surprisingly easy. The recovery from this surgery was much quicker than the previous surgery and I immediately noticed an absence of the previous pain. Post-surgical meetings with Dr. Seckin confirmed the need for the surgery and hope for pain relief. He did not promise miracles but a plan for greater long-term relief.  Due to the longer-term effects of the endometriosis, I may still need IVF to further expand my family and I know I may not always be free of all pain. However, I know that someone out there is passionate about treating endometriosis and has the cutting edge tools to help. 

I am still trying to figure out what "normal" is. For years, I lived with pain that just seemed part of me and "normal". Nine months following the surgery, I am still free of the majority of the previous pain. I take no medication for pain and no longer wince at facing a period (they are now pain-free) or even just getting up and going for the day (my back used to ache). I feel hopeful and more present in the day-to-day. I am motivated to take better care of myself and feel more energy. 

On a related note, I visited my reproductive endocrinologist (the other doctor who listened to me on this long journey) several months after the surgery for a fertility consult. He was very impressed with the care I received from Dr. Seckin and was in full agreement with him about my treatment plan.

I wish I didn't have endometriosis but now I feel that I have some allies in pushing back against it. Thank you, Dr. Seckin, for giving me the best shot at feeling good and enjoying the great life I have. I am so glad that I Googled you and then took the leap of faith to put myself in your care.

Chris

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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…