Dr. Seckin, an extraordinary humanitarian and talented, passionate surgeon

In April 1999, I was diagnosed with IBS. Since then, I saw countless doctors about my stomach issues. Every diagnosis seemed to be wrong and every treatment produced no results. I was frustrated and resigned to living with this unknown malady. During my annual physical, my doctor recommended making an appointment with Dr. Seckin.

In April 1999, I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome ("IBS"). Since then, I saw countless doctors about my stomach issues. Every diagnosis seemed to be wrong and every treatment produced no results. I was frustrated and resigned to living with this unknown malady. During my annual physical, my doctor recommended making an appointment with Dr. Seckin.

That afternoon I called Dr. Seckin's office for an appointment expecting to hear the usual diagnosis of IBS or another gastrointestinal issue. But when I met Dr. Seckin, the whole process was different. I was shocked and amazed. Dr. Seckin is passionate about his work and it shows. He and his staff got to know me as a person, rather than just a chart. He explained to me that I had endometriosis and that unfortunately, it goes misdiagnosed for millions of women. I felt both validated and nervous. He thoroughly answered every question (with drawings included), and acted as more than a doctor; he also treated me as a friend. By the end of my appointment, I knew I was in great hands.

When I think of Dr. Seckin there is one particular moment that stands out in my mind. I was in the operating room, waiting for the surgery (my first one ever) to start, and felt a little anxious. Dr. Seckin leaned over to me, and said "sweet dreams." With those two words, my fears evaporated. I woke up in the recovery room a few hours later, with little pain and Dr. Seckin by my side. I was expecting to be bedridden for days. I walked out of the hospital (a little tender), amazing both my family and friends. After my surgery, Dr. Seckin and his staff continued to show how much they cared about my well-being by calling daily to see how I was feeling.

I feel so lucky to have found Dr. Seckin, an extraordinary humanitarian and talented, passionate surgeon, who truly changed my life. I realize there are millions of women out there suffering from the same frustration I felt. I hope they go to Dr. Seckin and experience the same happiness I have found.

Melissa

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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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  • nikoletta pados

    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,…

  • Nicole Novakowski

  • 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!