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Seckin Endometriosis Center

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5on Facebook, Apr 12, 2018
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5on Facebook, Mar 21, 2018
Best thing I ever did for my health. Results were amazing. more »
5on Healthgrades, Feb 21, 2018
Dr. Seckin is the only gyn who got me through an exam after many left me injured or in substantial pain. He saw me from out of state his staff has been working with me because funding has been a problem for me but I know he's worth every penny despite what other gyn's have said to me, who by the way refused to fix issues that disabled me. He hides nothing & explains everything. Hope my funding comes through, I hold his skill as a surgeon in high regards. This has been a long hard fight for me. more »
5on Facebook, Feb 02, 2018
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5on Healthgrades, Feb 01, 2018
Dr. Seckin is absolutely the best doctor I’ve been to and gave me my life back. After years of misdiagnosis, pain, and constant misery, Dr. Seckin was recommended to me by my acupuncturist. I’d been to doctor after doctor for GYN and GI issues. Dr. Sectin spent over an hour listening to my history, actually reading reports, and making a real diagnosis of adenomyosis and endometriosis. Although he was out of network on my in-network only plan, I was able to obtain coverage for surgery. more »
5on Vitals, Jan 22, 2018
I am thankful for Dr. Seckin
Almost a year ago, I had my endometriosis excision surgery with Dr. Seckin. Without hyperbole, it was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. I was really afr
aid to write this testimonial because of lingering fears that I had before the surgery: fears that the surgery would be unsuccessful, that the disease would come back, or that the procedure somehow wouldn’t improve the symptoms that affected my life for sixteen years. Today, it has been fifty weeks since my surgery, I’m still okay, and writing this won’t jinx that.
One of the things that is sad but also wonderful about meeting other women with endometriosis is that we all have similar stories. Mine aren’t all that different. I missed most of my freshman years of high school and college because of this disease. My first week at a big internship, I left work in an ambulance. My mom traveled hundreds of miles to take care of me, sometimes every month, when I was in college and for years afterward. Endo affected the jobs I could take, the places I could live, and of course the health insurance plans I had to sign up for. I couldn’t plan ahead and I often canceled at the last minute. These baffled and frustrated people, and so affected personal and work relationships.
After the surgery, I came to understand the biggest impact endo had on my life. I felt very alone with the disease. I didn’t have a diagnosis until I was 28, and it was hard talking about the endometriosis part of my life before it had a clear label. It was especially hard to talk to people my age. Teenagers and 20-somethings are not always great with this stuff. It didn’t help that I spent several years managing pain with opioid painkillers, and was (understandably) instructed to keep my prescription a secret. I did keep it a secret. I also kept the pain and my other symptoms a secret from almost everybody, even my closest friends. Keeping such a large part of my life secret was exhausting and stressful. It was hard to feel close to people because they didn’t understand what I went through every month. It made me feel apart from people. It wasn’t until I had the surgery that I realized the social impact of having endo, for me. Relationships feel different now because there is no longer a big, awful part of my life that I’m also hiding. If I tell old friends a story, I can tell them the whole story.
This year, I’ve been able to make plans months in advance, travel, seize opportunities at work, and pursue my passions. I haven’t visited a hospital since my surgery fifty weeks ago, whereas last year I went every month. I manage regular menstrual cramps with normal amounts of ibuprofen, sometimes acetaminophen. I can go to work on Day 1. My flow is moderate to light. I don’t have that weird pain that goes all the way down my legs and up my back anymore. I also don’t have the terrible pain and symptoms related to my bowel that I used to get during my period. Those symptoms evaporated after my surgery.
Other symptoms are gone, too—weird ones. For example, it used to be impossible to roll my hips in a full circle, and even tilting them took a lot of effort. Now I can easily do both. I also used to have some chronic discomfort around my vulva, both during my period and at other times of the month. That pain is gone, too. And although this isn’t a physical symptom, I’ve also discovered that I never learned how to build breaks into my work schedule when I had endo. Endo would always inevitably interrupt everything, and I’d have to take a break. Now that I’m healthy, I actually have to schedule breaks. It’s a novel concept. But the biggest difference is that the pain is gone. The wish-I- would-just- pass-out, vomit-inducing, writhing, all-consuming, might-throw- myself-out- the-window pain is gone. And honestly, that alone would have been enough for me. Not having that pain has utterly, wholly changed my life. In the last fifty weeks, I have lived a life I only dreamed about. I am so thankful for my surgery, and I’m going to celebrate when it has been one year. It feels like my new birthday—the beginning of something wonderful. So this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for Dr. Seckin, and I will be for every Thanksgiving after.
Thank you.
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5on RateMDs, Jan 16, 2018
Dr. Seckin is the best Gynecologists I have ever seen (and I have been to plenty). After having my first surgery at 17 years old due to endometriosis I thought that if I ever needed another surgery it wouldn't be a problem. Fast forward 8 years, I was now living in New York and knew that I desperately needed another surgery, so I started the tireless search for a Gynecologists. I thought all hope was gone after having been turned away by doctors telling me that I was too young to have a second surgery (the same surgery I had when I was 17, and now I was 25). They would tell me that the risk was too great. Translation, they were not confident enough in their skills as surgeons.
It took me another 8 years before I found Dr. Seckin, he was my last hope, I was so tired of going to doctors that were not willing to help me and had made the decision that if he couldn’t help me then I would continue to suffer in silence. At the age of 33, I walked into Dr. Seckin’s office and in minutes was scheduling my next surgery. He discovered that I now had fibroid tumors. Sadly, after two years of relief they started to grow back causing me even more pain. At the age of 35, I asked Dr. Seckin to do something that he really didn’t want to do; that was to give me a hysterectomy.
We had a long talk about the surgery, about life, what I wanted for my future and even what he hoped my future could be. It was singularly the greatest conversation I had ever had with any doctor. I sat across from him wondering what he would decide, I think I was holding my breath as he silently thought about what I had said. Did he hear me? Did he understand how I felt? Would he be like all the other doctors and just tell me no? At the age of 35, I had a hysterectomy, my doctor, Dr. Seckin. He listened to me, he understood how I felt, and he was nothing like the doctors I had saw in the past. At the age of 35, Dr. Seckin gave me control of my life and my future. There is no greater gift, to me, that a doctor can give.
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5on Facebook, Jan 10, 2018
I just had my laparoscopy with Dr. Seckin & Dr. Goldstein. It's been 6 days. He told my mom and aunt I would feel different... After removing 20ish lesions and my appendix I DO feel different! This recovery is exhausting (I'm a busy body and have to slow down), but a piece of cake compared to the years of pain I've gone through. Today I woke up and actually felt pain free, energized and like me 7 years ago! It comes and goes and I'll nap after all this enthusiastiasm, but I cant thank the entire team enough. I'm excited to be hopeful. Xoxo more »
5on Facebook, Jan 06, 2018
It's hard to put into words how grateful I am for Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein. After nearly 15 years of being practically bullied into believing my painful periods were just a part of life by my previous physicians, I was officially diagnosed with endometriosis by my new and wonderful OBGYN, Dr. Wetzel in July of 2017.

The surgery in July ended up being just a diagnostic surgery due to the location of my endometrioma 'aka' chocolate cysts. I had a large chocolate cyst that was too close to my ureter and Dr. Wetzel was afraid removing it would cause damage to my kidney. During my post op appointment with Dr. Wetzel I had explained to him all the research I have done regarding doctors who specialize in excision surgery to treat endometriosis and how I would like to meet with Dr. Seckin. He agreed I needed to seek out a specialist and was happy to refer me to The Seckin Endometriosis Center.

I met with Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein in September and much to my amazement I didn't have to do much talking. Dr. Goldstein performed a pelvic ultra sound on me that Dr. Seckin stopped abruptly because I was in so much pain. All I could think to myself in that moment was how my previous gyno always dismissed the pain I was in during my yearly paps and told me that it was normal and just part of being a woman.

After the exam Dr. Seckin went over a series of questions with me. Questions no other doctors have EVER asked me. Dr. Goldstein also asked me a handful of questions and practically took the words right out of my mouth as I was describing my symptoms and how I was at the point where I can barely walk without debilitating pain and have a hard time even getting out of bed most days. It felt like I was stuck in quick sand and the harder I tried to move the more my body resisted.

I did a lot of researching, comparing and reviewing interviews with excision surgeons, along with watching all the nursing conferences I could find on the topic of endo and excision surgery. At 33 years old, single and childless I knew I could not afford to take a chance with another know it all clown doctor. �

Endometriosis put me in my place and what I needed was a skilled surgeon who knows what they're doing not someone to pacify me or blame my symptoms on false presumptions of period pain and endometriosis. �

I had my excision surgery with Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein on October 5, 2017. I'm just about 14 weeks post op and I can confidently say this was the best decision I have ever made for myself. Both Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein called me a few times during my post op recovery period and continuously reassured me they will be by my side and to never hesitate to contact them. I really don't know how to describe how comforting this makes me feel. I have made a few mistakes in my life and trusted the wrong physicians and this often resulted in me feeling foolish for even bothering to put one foot in front of the other. I now have the quality care I've been fighting for.

Finally, after all this time I have found two doctors who genuinely care about my health and well being and are taking me seriously. I will be forever grateful for Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein and their entire staff. I encourage any woman who is experiencing Endometriosis pain to not give up, this experience has been life changing for me and I'm so happy to have Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein in my corner. #riseup #Endometriosis #Seckinendometriosiscenter ����
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5on Facebook, Dec 14, 2017
Two weeks ago I had endometriosis surgery, cystectomy, and removal of my left ovary and Fallopian tube with Dr. Seckin & Dr. Goldstein. Three months ago I had no idea what endometriosis was, let alone that I was battling it myself. About 11 years ago I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. For 11 years I visited doctors, tried changing my diet, tried seeing a nutritionist, I tried getting acupuncture, etc. The gastrointestinal doctor wanted to put me on an antidepressant and anti anxiety medication. I was horrified! “But I’m not depressed I told him,” as he handed me the prescription.

My family and friends kept telling me I was just stressed and had a nervous stomach. And all I kept thinking was if I could just calm down, then all my stomach issues would disappear—not possible. When I walked into Dr. Seckin’s office he looked at me and said: “You should not have that pouch!” Just by looking at me Dr. Seckin knew something was not right. For years I had a “pouch.” My stomach and pelvis area were puffed out and people constantly asked if I was pregnant. But Dr. Seckin knew! He diagnosed me with endometriosis, did a sonogram and found 2 large ovarian cysts. One taking over my entire ovary. He explained to my husband and me how I needed surgery. He explained that he would most likely have to remove my left ovary because the cyst has taken over and how he would do everything he could to save “a good chunk” of my right ovary.

During my surgery, Dr. Seckin & Dr. Goldstein removed tons and tons of endometriosis, found 4 cysts-3 the size of tennis balls, 1 the size of a softball. They removed my left ovary and tube. They removed endometriosis off of my bladder and rectum. They also had to reconstruct my rectum because the endometriosis had penetrated it. (Ah ha!!!! Stomach issues caused by stress-they said?!? Well all those people were wrong!!)

All I can say is THANK GOD for Dr. Seckin and his “magic!” He did my entire surgery laparoscopically with Dr. Goldstein and his entire team. And after surgery Dr. Seckin & Dr. Goldstein walked out to speak to my family and told them he did not know how I was dealing with all this pain without complaining. They throughly explained how they performed the surgery and what they ended up finding inside of me. They explained thAt I was going to feel like a whole new person!

Due to the extent of my surgery, I had to stay in the hospital for 3 days after the surgery to recover and heal. Each day, Dr. Goldstein came in to check on me. Pushed me to walk, drink herbal teas, and to support me and my family. When she discharged me from the hospital she hugged me and my entire family! She is a true gem in the medical profession.

As I recover at home 2 weeks later i get teary eyed just thinking about how Dr. Seckin saved me. He is the most thorough doctor I’ve ever been to. He is confident and firm in his decisions. He does whatever he can to save female reproductive organs. Dr. Seckin goes above and beyond to help his patients get healthy again. He is a true lifesaver.

My husband and I, along with my entire family will be forever grateful for what Dr. Seckin and his team have done for me!
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5on Healthgrades, Dec 06, 2017
Dr Seckin and his entire staff show a level of caring and expertise that is lacking in today's medical field. Our 16 y/o daughter was very sick. He was able to explain what was going on (" aren't crazy...your pain is real") and help her get better. We owe a lot to Dr Seckin and his staff and thank them from the bottom of our hearts. He helped us get our daughter back. more »
5on Healthgrades, Dec 06, 2017
My daughter has been sick for 2 years. She's lost out on everything, including school. She's seen 6 different doctors. When we finally saw Dr. Seckin he promised he would bring her back. He operated on her 11/16 and found endo in her appendix and elsewhere. He explained it all. The light in my daughter's eyes is finally back. I can't thank him enough. The staff is so kind and caring. more »
5on Healthgrades, Dec 02, 2017
Without Dr. Seckin I can confidently say I am scared to consider where our daughter might be.
At 14 she began to complain of odd symptoms we, or any other Dr. we visited, could not understand; m
igraines,a pain under her ribs, severe back pain, vomiting. Our daughter lost a lot in the 2 years since she started feeling the effects of endometriosis. Dr. Seckin saved her life and we do not have the words to adequately praise or thank him. more »
5on Facebook, Nov 27, 2017
Que me serait-il arrivée si je n'avais pas été prise en charge et opérée par Docteur Seckin ? J'ose à peine y penser... Il m'a réellement sauvé la vie et a donné la possibilité à ma fille de 7 ans de connaitre autre chose qu'une maman en souffrance.
Je le remercie ainsi que le Dr Goldstein du plus profond de mon coeur.
Much love from France
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5on Facebook, Nov 27, 2017
Que me serait-il arrivée si je n'avais pas été prise en charge et opérée par Docteur Seckin ? J'ose à peine y penser... Il m'a réellement sauvé la vie et a donné la possibilité à ma fille de 7 ans de connaitre autre chose qu'une maman en souffrance.
Je le remercie ainsi que le Dr Goldstein du plus profond de mon coeur.
Much love from France
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5on Facebook, Nov 27, 2017
Que me serait-il arrivée si je n'avais pas été prise en charge et opérée par le Docteur Seckin ? Je n'ose à peine y penser... Il m'a sauvé la vie réellement et il a permis à ma fille de 7 ans de ne plus voir sa maman en souffrance (depuis de tellement longues années).
Je le remercie lui ainsi que Dr Goldstein du plus profond de mon coeur.
Much love from France
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5on Healthgrades, Oct 03, 2017
I had surgery with dr. Seckin in 2016 after suffering reproductive issues for over 30 years. If only I had found him when I was younger!. His strides and accomplishments from his dedication to researching endometriosis have been unparalleled. His office is professional and attentive and I recommend it to any woman who is suffering. Since my surgery, my scars have healed well and internally I feel awesome! If you are suffering from painful periods, please visit Dr. Seckin.. more »
5on BirdEye, Oct 02, 2017
Doctor Seckin saved my life! I suffered from the onset of puberty at 8 years old. My periods were as heavy as miscarriages and the pain was great enough for me to miss school and work every month. I was put on birth control pills to control symptoms and it only served to regulate my period for a few years. I had two laparoscopies, One was a partial success and the other, years later, was a complete failure. I found Dr. Seckin in 2015, and my only regret is that I was not able to find him when I was much younger. His staff was very professional and he was very clear and to the point. I came from out of state, with the only mission to see Dr. Seckin and have him do my surgery. His staff was helpful in providing information, because frankly I didn't know anything at all. Most of the information I had received over the years was incorrect and incomplete. I must have called his office a hundred times and emailed as many. Once I had my surgery, I was even more impressed with Dr. Seckin and his resources. He consulted, as needed, with other surgeons, as my case ended up being one of the most serious cases. I have recovered fine and feel much better on a regular basis. My scars healed well and I followed his instructions and have internally healed very well. If you are having painful periods that might be endometriosis I implore you to see doctor said she can! more »
4.5on RateMDs, Oct 02, 2017
Dr. Seckin and his staff are professional and knowledgeable. I am so glad that I found Dr. Seckin and I know that he saved my life because I was at the end of my rope. I had been suffering with reproductive issues including heavy painful periods since I was eight years old. Each and every method of controlling symptoms including two failed laproscopies and insensitive advice like drink tea and use a hot water bottle had brought me closer to the brink. Dr. Seckin dedicated his career to researching and curing endometriosis and it definitely shows in the first visit. He was able to give more information and help me understand what I was going through. Most importantly, he was able to fix it! Since my surgery in 2016, I have been only doing better. I recommend Dr. Seckin to any woman who is suffering from painful periods, or having fertility issues that might be related to endometriosis. more »
5on Facebook, Sep 30, 2017
From my daughter, Kristina Rippe.
One year ago today Dr. Seckin quite literally saved my life. I had been suffering with Endometriosis since I was 16. The pain was becoming unbearable and was st
arting to every aspect of my life. I couldn't eat anything without feeling like I was going to be sick. The pain radiated down my leg and made it hard to walk sometimes. I would go weeks without sleeping. I had one doctor tell me my appendix ruptured (which it didn't) and several other doctors tell me that they understand it is Endometriosis but "just deal with the pain its not that bad". I also had a doctor tell me at 26 years old that I should just get a full hysterectomy. When I finally found Dr Seckin the pain was so bad that just looking at his website made my cry. "to the woman who has been misdiagnosed for decades. Yes, her pain is real. No, she is not crazy. Yes, there is hope". After he examined me he said that the endometriosis has caused a mass of scar tissue that was impeding on my other organs and needed to be removed right away. One year ago today I went in for my 7 hour surgery. He came out and immediately told my mom it was one of the worst cases he has seen. Mind you he has been doing this for more then 3 decades. I write this because I think its important that we release you should never judge what someone else is going through. If I had one more person tell me "oh I had bad cramps to" or "just eat healthier you will be fine" I think I would have just lost it. No one could have predicted what was happening inside me. My body was literally rejecting itself. This diseases effects so many women and to pretend you can even imagine what they are feeling is just not fair. You would never go up to a cancer patient and say oh your pain is fine you can just live with it.
One year later I am feeling like a new person. I did not think this was going to be possible and I owe it all to this amazing man that finally took the time to listen to me and help me. If anyone is ever feeling like this they need to speak up. I never want anyone to feel the way I felt for years of my life.
I also want to take the time to sincerely thank everyone that supported me and helped me through not only the pain but the major recovery that came after. I am so lucky to have the most amazing family and friends. My Husband Mitch A Rippe spend countless sleepless nights dealing with me. My mother Rita Corbett stood by my side every single step of the way. There is no way in hell I could have survived this without her. I just can't thank them enough.
This has been an interesting journey. I can't wait to see what this pain free life still has I store for me
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5on Facebook, Sep 29, 2017
I am so thankful for Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein. I had surgery today and as painful as it is right now physically , I feel so much better mentally. I honestly wish I would’ve met Dr seckin years ago when I was first diagnosed with endometriosis at 22(I’m now 32).This was my fifth surgery for endometriosis the last was a hysterectomy and I know it all
Could’ve been avoided if I met him years prior. I am truly grateful for him and Karli. They truly saved my life.
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5on Facebook, Sep 07, 2017
One week ago today, I was just coming out of surgery with Dr. Seckin, Dr. Goldstein and their amazing team at Lennox Hill. I've been struggling to find the words to describe how it feels to have my life back. Despite surgery being longer and slightly more complex than originally anticipated, they literally identified and fixed a significant amount of problems that hadn't been caught by my previous laparoscopy surgeon a year ago. My level of pain, exhaustion, nausea, vomiting, bleeding, and depression grew so severe after my first operation that I was essentially housebound. I lost my job and often thought that my situation was hopeless. I never imagined that I would be this person - so sure of the fact that there IS hope. Even though I had just had surgery, everyone in my life was shocked at how good I looked - within hours they had transformed me back to myself. Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein gave me more attention and care in the past month than I've received from multiple doctors over the past year. They, along with their office staff, truly care about their patients. My only regret would be not seeing them sooner! The minute I walked into the office and met everyone, my husband and I knew that we were in the right place. Run, don't walk, to see them! more »
5on Healthgrades, Jun 16, 2017
Dr. Seckin performed surgery on me in April 2017. I am feeling tremendously better; like a new woman. His expertise and professionalism is unparalleled and I will continue to retain him as my doctor for follow-up appointments. more »
5on Healthgrades, Jun 01, 2017
Dr. Seckin saved my life. I am 8 weeks post op and feel incredible. Thank you more »
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Tamer Seckin, MD, is a Board Certified gynecologist and internationally renowned specialist in minimally invasive laparoscopic endometriosis surgery. He is in private practice in New York City with more than 30 years of experience. Dr. Seckin is the co-founder and medical director of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, and has dedicated his life to the understanding and treatment of this little-known disease.more »


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