The day I met Dr. Seckin my life changed forever.

I watched the sun rise over the buildings and smiled because I knew that my life had changed forever.

The day I met Dr. Seckin my life changed forever. I walked into his office desperately seeking help after a long search for a doctor who would listen to me. I was completely dissatisfied with the care I had received after my first laparoscopy and knew that Dr. Seckin offered the kind of treatment that would help me. I sat in his office for my initial consultation and he listened intently — I did not need to convince him that I had endometriosis, and he promised that he would help me. After my exam, Dr. Seckin told me I needed surgery as soon as possible. As my consultation came to a close, I felt overwhelmed. I had endured the terrible pain and loneliness that comes with endometriosis for so long, and now there was hope on the horizon. I truly could not believe it. 

As I left the office, I couldn’t wait to go home and process all the information Dr. Seckin gave me. I was scared at the prospect of more surgery, even though I knew it would help me to feel better.  The women on Dr. Seckin’s staff are warm and caring beyond anything I’ve ever experienced at a doctor’s office. Lucy contacted me to ensure that I would go for an MRI as soon as possible after my consultation, and Dr. Seckin called me at home the following evening to reassure me everything would be alright and that there was hope. I knew at that moment I’d made the right choice to meet with him and that things were finally going to get better for me.  
My surgery was scheduled for Friday November 2nd; a few days after Superstorm Sandy came ashore.  I was terribly worried that the day I had been counting down to would have to be rescheduled. Thankfully, that was not the case!  Jamiee and Lucy were wonderful and comforting as we worked together to get everything arranged for my surgery the following morning. 

The morning of my surgery, I was nervous and full of anticipation as my husband and I travelled to Lennox Hill hospital.  The nurses and staff who met us in the pre-op area were wonderful and reassuring, and deep in my heart I knew everything would be ok. Dr. Seckin also met with us before I was taken to surgery, and his presence at that moment was extremely comforting. Almost 5 hours later, I woke in recovery to my husband’s smiling face. I was smiling too, because I felt better already! I thanked Dr. Seckin endlessly when he came to see me after surgery. Finally, I knew I would be free of the debilitating pain and emotional anguish that had shackled me for so long. The morning following my surgery, I woke and was eager to move around.  I slowly moved about my room with my husband’s help and then asked to sit in the chair by the window.  

For the first time in a long time I was able to sit and watch the world go by outside my window, without a single thought of the pain of endometriosis.  No pain from sitting, no pain shooting down my legs.  I didn’t have to adjust myself in the chair to get comfortable every few minutes to ease the pain in my sides, or because it hurt to lean back. All these horrid things were gone, and that was just the beginning! I watched the sun rise over the buildings and smiled because I knew that my life had changed forever. 

I find myself smiling, laughing, and enjoying life more and more as the days after surgery pass. I’ve begun to do the things I love again: yoga, bike riding, and taking long walks with my husband. My family, friends, and colleagues have told me that the worry and strain that was evident on my face every day before surgery has vanished. Each day I wake and have a sense of hope that I had lost long ago. Itr's been a little over a month since my surgery, and I am looking forward to all the possibilities life will bring. I am no longer in survival mode; I am living and loving life! 

I know now that even if symptoms come back, even if I need another surgery down the road, that I am under the care of an amazing doctor. Dr. Seckin will never minimize my pain or concerns and he will always tell me the truth. Dr. Seckin cares about each patient with all of his heart, and he will always do everything he can to help me and other women with endometriosis.  I have a deep gratitude and respect for Dr. Seckin and the work he does!

Lauren T.

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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…