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Seckin Endometriosis Center

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5on Facebook, Jun 28, 2018
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 Doctor and everyone (Holli, Lucy and Kim) in the office for what you do. I am truly blessed to have found this great doctor. more »
5on Healthgrades, Jun 28, 2018
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 Doctor and everyone (Holli, Lucy and Kim) in the office for what you do. I am truly blessed to have found this great doctor. more »
5on Vitals, Jun 28, 2018
Dr.Seckin is a Great Endometriosis Surgeon
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 Doctor and everyone (Holli, Lucy and Kim) in the office for what you do. I am truly blessed to have found this great doctor. more »
5on RateMDs, Jun 19, 2018
If you are tired of Endometriosis, he has a SOLUTION for you. He can be the best!!! Thanks to him. I had major cramps during my periods and he decided a surgery. From that day all my crapms are jyst inly bad memories for me. No more pain :) more »
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 »
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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.
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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 ("No....you 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 Vitals, Dec 01, 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 could not understand; migraines,a pain under her ribs
, severe back pain, vomiting. During her period she would miss school for 3-4 days. A motivated student and passionate athlete, she began to withdraw. She was lethargic and started becoming anxious. My husband and I were conflicted. Often angry that she was missing school and checking out of life, we didn’t know how much to push. By the end of 10th grade she was missing so much school that she was put on home instruction.

We desperately searched for answers taking her to; the pediatrician, the neurologist, an endocrinologist, a gastroenterologist, three gynecologists and a psychiatrist. She was prescribed three types of continuous birth control over the course of a year and given vitamin D supplements, Topamax, Imitrex, Prevacid, Valium and Lexapro. Nothing was helping and at 16 she was spending 90% of her time in a dark bedroom. Doctors were telling us there was nothing they could do. After her neurologist recognized a pattern in her migraines and suggested they might be hormonal, I began to look at the possibility of endometriosis. On one particularly dark depressing day, I picked up the phone and called Dr. Seckin’s office. I was barely able to speak, drained from explaining this story to one more doctor’s office. When Holli picked up the phone she gave me her full attention. She spoke to me like she understood and for the first time in over two years, I didn’t feel crazy. We scheduled an appointment and I had a feeling of hope.

We met with Dr. Seckin in early October. He asked us many questions about her symptoms. Many of the symptoms he inquired about, my daughter had, but a good number she did not. As she started to say “No” to symptom after symptom, I got nervous and remember feeling physically ill. “I’m wrong. This isn’t it.” I mentioned that I had struggled with infertility and endometriosis, but that my symptoms were never as strong as hers. He seemed to know then that more exploring was needed. Charlotte had an ultrasound and Dr. Seckin scheduled an MRI. He was compassionate, soft spoken and confident, yet I still felt unsure. Endometriosis was my daughter’s disease but it lashed out at me, making me unsure of every decision and of every doctor. I wanted a definite answer. I wasn’t sure I could hold on until surgery to find out. He sensed my anxiety and promised she would get into surgery very soon.

Surgery was 11/16/17 We assumed it would take about an hour and we expected to go home that day. But, what is expected is not always what occurs. She went in at 11 and when Dr. Seckin finally came to the waiting area at 1:30 he said, “She was a very sick girl. Endometriosis was on her appendix. I took it out. She will come back” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Her appendix was the cause of her nausea. Dr. Seckin explained how rare this was.

The first week of recovery was tough. She was recovering and unfortunately got her period 4 days after surgery. It was very painful and we were really anxious. However, within a few days she started perking up. It’s hard to describe what it is like but the best way is to say that the “light was turned back on”. She had been dark and despondent for so long that we almost forgot the funny, sarcastic, witty kid she is. The second weekend after surgery, she went out with friends Friday and Saturday night. That might be expected for a normal 16 year old but it had not happened in well over a year. She also started making plans for next summer, talking about a job and a writing camp.

Our daughter lost a lot in the 2 years she since she started feeling the effects of endometriosis. Her academics suffered and she will likely have a slightly different path toward college, but without Dr. Seckin, college wasn’t even a consideration. Dr. Seckin saved her life and we do not have the words to adequately praise or thank him.
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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 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 »
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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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