Lydia G. on BirdEye
5 months ago
01/15/2020, 15:33 PM
Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein are literal angels. Let me say the most important part first if you don’t read this whole thing- GO to Seckin Endometriosis Center and go ASAP. If you know in your gut something is wrong but no one has believed you or taken you seriously, step up and advocate for yourself. If you think you don’t fit the typical symptoms for endo and talk yourself out of it, go even faster! Chances are, what your feeling is NOT normal and not how you are created to live.
I sent in a review my case form super late at night in tears typing “Im not sure that I even qualify!” And hesitated to even send it in. After years and years of vague, confusing, inconsistent sensations/pain, leg/back/hip pain, nausea, bowel and urinary symptoms, irregular periods and a crazy amount of “negative” ultrasounds that left me with doctors confidently saying “theres nothing wrong with you" and multiple misdiagnosis'.
I was googling one day and came across his website and realized he was only 3 hours away from me. I am a nurse so I read just about every word in each section and each page on his website, watched all the videos twice and researched hours upon hours- I just KNEW I needed to meet him.
At my first appointment with Dr. Seckin, I was so beyond nervous, like “I am going to vomit” kind of nervous. But, he was so very kind, sweet and patient, got to know me and my husband and provided a ton of awesome education. He noticed my hands were shaking at one point and reached out, held my hands, looked me in the eye and said “It is ok, you are going to be ok!” I just started to cry and felt like he really did care about me and that he has such a heart for this. He instantly diagnosed the endometrioma via ultrasound and based on my symptoms, knew each and every organ that was potentially involved, right then and there. He is SO incredibly wise and experienced it was honestly unbelievable! We could not get over how great and special he was, he is THE actual endometriosis genius in my opinion.
It was the first time hearing “You have endometriosis” but honestly, after years of not knowing, second guessing, researching and questioning every single thing in limbo, there was a peace that is hard to describe in finally knowing. I knew in that moment that I was *literally* in the absolute best hands in the world and was right where I needed to be to get the help my body needed.
They removed 23 endometriosis lesions, the Right Ovarian endometrioma/reconstructed my ovary and removed my appendix. Because they perform minimally invasive surgery, recovery was a breeze. Four months post surgery, I am 100% symptom free and happen to be two and half months pregnant with a precious babe that I am confident would not have happened this gracefully without the surgery.
I could not write a full review without acknowledging the AMAZING Dr. Goldstein. She is just a an absolute gem. She made me feel like we were friends and took so much time to go over the final plan for surgery, what organs were involved and was gracious enough to answer alllll my questions to ease my fears. I have had two follow ups with her now post surgery and I honestly looked forward to them. She has answered all of my post op questions SO quickly, always made me feel she was available and even ordered labs and an ultrasound for me when I told her I was pregnant and celebrated with me. Her knowledge, passion and personal mission for endo and exposure of the disease, education she provides at events and schools, leading studies AND being a voice for women is beyond inspiring.
I am forever thankful to Dr. Seckin for his sacrifice that he has made to dig deeper, find answers, go above and against the grid to push for better treatment and care for women struggling with this horrid disease. These two make the best team ever and I am truly so grateful. THANK YOU.