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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  • 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…

  • 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…