Thanks to Dr. Seckin and his team, I am pain-free and able to return to work

I am writing this so that others in a similar situation could find hope that doctors like Dr. Seckin are available to help them with this disease. Thanks to Dr. Seckin and his team, I am pain free and able to return to work. I am so grateful to Dr. Seckin for giving me back my life. My only regret…

My life restarted when I met Dr. Tamer Seckin. He is a miracle worker!  For the past 10 years I have had excruciating pain with Stage IV endometriosis. By the age of 37, I was consulting with a fertility specialist, urologist, neurologist and gastroenterologist. Over the years, endometriosis blocked my right ureter. I have had over 10 outpatient surgeries to have stents inserted in the hope of saving my kidney.  My urologist recommended a nephrectomy.  More recently, the endometriosis attached to my rectum, which caused frequent and painful bowel movements.  A nerve was also affected, resulting in numbness and debilitating pain in my right thigh. I have had 4 laparoscopies to address the endometriosis but the pain would recur after a few months. A hysterectomy was recommended.

I researched my condition several times and examined findings from research journals that discussed patients with similar problems who had endometriosis. I made futile efforts to present my newly arising and worsening symptoms and findings from research journals to my doctors but I was dismissed. My fertility specialist did not acknowledge the connection with endometriosis, which I believed was the case because my symptoms would reappear on a monthly basis. Without this connection, my other specialists were working independently, relying on test results (catscans, MRIs, colonoscopy, EMG, etc.), which were negative. After a recent emergency room visit, numerous negative test results and a recommendation for pain management, I felt frustrated and helpless. I am a clinical psychologist and was forced to take medical leave from the hospital and had to fast to get through my workday in order to keep my private practice because the pain when I ate was unbearable.

My frustration led me to research for an endometriosis specialist and, fortunately, I found Dr. Seckin. He and his team of surgeons took the time to listen to my symptoms and make sense of them physiologically. I felt understood. I felt comforted by the fact that I was in the hands of such experienced surgeons and I appreciated their candor with me about my case and the measures to help correct it. Dr. Seckin mentioned that I am in his top 10 for patients with intricate problems due to endometriosis.  I had a nerve problem with pain in my leg, which, if removed, could leave it numb. There was also the possibility of both a ureter and colon resection. Endometriosis had built up on my pelvic wall and I also had fibroids and a hernia from former surgeries.

After an 8-hour surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital with Dr. Seckin and his team of two advanced surgeons, the endometriosis was successfully removed without doing resections or severing my nerves. My visit to Dr. Seckin let me know that hope is available and removing a kidney or having a hysterectomy were not options for him at all. I am writing this so that others in a similar situation could find hope that doctors like Dr. Seckin are available to help them with this disease. Thanks to Dr. Seckin and his team, I am pain-free and able to return to work. I am so grateful to Dr. Seckin for giving me back my life. My only regret is not finding him sooner.

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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…