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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  • 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…

  • 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…