Thank you, Dr. Seckin

Before my first visit with Dr. Seckin I was very nervous, but he was very professional and at the same time very kind and relaxed. Four days later I had my surgery. I was so nervous the night before, that I only slept a couple of hours. I had all kinds of fears. Since I am a doctor myself, I…

I first heard about Dr. Seckin in the summer of 2012. Me and my husband had been trying to conceive for over 2.5 years. We had even gone through 3 IVFs which all ended up in early miscarriages. My endometriosis was discovered during the second IVF. Here in Sweden, where I live, all my doctors had assured me that I only had small endometriomas and that the miscarriages could not have been caused by my disease. They advised me specifically not to have surgery since it would damage my ovaries. I didn't have a lot of symptoms from the endometriosis but after 3 miscarriages, and still no answers to why all this happened when I was only 33-years-old, I didn't trust my doctors any more.
I contacted a reputed IVF doctor in NY who referred me to Dr Seckin.

I spoke to Dr. Seckin before I came to NY and I spoke at least 10 times with Lucy and Kim at his office about different worries and questions I had. They were all very nice and answered all my questions very kindly.

Before my first visit with Dr. Seckin I was very nervous, but he was very professional and at the same time very kind and relaxed. Four days later I had my surgery. I was so nervous the night before, that I only slept a couple of hours. I had all kinds of fears. Since I am a doctor myself, I knew every little detail that could possibly go wrong. Walking to the OR in patient clothing was a surreal feeling. During my education in Sweden I had been in the OR numerous times. Beeing in there as patient was something completely different. When I lay down on the operating table, Dr. Seckin looked into my eyes, put his hands on my cheeks and smiled, as if he could read my mind. He told me that everything was going to go well. In that moment even the doctor in me felt relaxed and I really felt I was in great hands. I woke up four hours later. Dr Seckin told me that he had found advanced stage of endometriosis and he graded it stage four. He said that my Swedish doctors had been very wrong advising me not to have surgery. I went back to my hotel the same night.

The following day I had to go to the ER because of severe abdominal pain. This was on a saturday, but Dr. Seckin came to the hospital and stayed with me the whole time. It turned out that it was nothing more than gas pain, but it made all the difference that he was there. I could go back to the hotel a few hours later.

I stayed in NY for a week after the surgery and met Dr. Seckin a few days later for a check up. He called me a couple of times after that, even after I was back in Sweden.

Today I barely have any scars and I barely think about how I went through the most scary thing in my life just two months ago. I've worked full-time since a couple of weeks after the surgery. The greatest change after the surgery is that my heart is filled with hope of living a life without the symptoms of this horrible disease and hope of being able to have children. If my endometriosis ever does recur, I won't hesitate to go back to Dr. Seckin. He and his staff are truly an inspiration to me.

Thanks,
Sarah

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  • 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…