C S. on Birdeye
5 months ago
02/19/2021, 09:44 AM
I had surgery in July 2020, soon after NYC opened up for elective surgeries again. My struggle with Endometriosis started in my early teens and the symptoms grew progressively worse throughout the years. I went to multiple specialists and was even scheduled for laser ablation in 2016. All of this without knowing for sure that Endometriosis was the cause of my symptoms. Anyone suffering with this disease can relate. As I read about the laser treatments I found that women were going back for the same procedure over and over again…so I cancelled.
The next four years were marked by torturous pain and debilitating fatigue. Finally, and with much pressing from loving family members, I agreed to consider surgery (although I didn’t see the point). In my research I came across a book written by Dr. Seckin himself. I barely got through the first chapter without crying. It was the first time I accepted that I have Endometriosis. Dr. Seckin was talking directly to me. Then, I read reviews, much like this one. Paragraphs and paragraphs women had written singing his praises. I was shocked, I mean how often do multitudes of people have good things to leave on a review right? When the doctors in the practice are extraordinary and set the bar for treatment standards.
From the moment I called and spoke to Dannay about my immediate insurance concerns (coming from out of state), I knew I was in the right place. We set up my consultation, and in early January of 2020 I met the doctor. Meeting Dr. Seckin was like a breath of fresh air. What people said in the reviews was right. He was concerned, empathetic and, above all, passionate about helping his patients. He spent ample time with me, answering questions, explaining the procedure, and showing me on my MRI; you know the one that the radiologist deemed “normal,” where the abnormalities were. Shortly after, we scheduled surgery. Then COVID happened and things got pushed back a bit but Dr. Goldstein and Dr. Seckin continued to monitor my condition while we waited.
By the time they did the surgery in July of 2020, I was so sick I could hardly get out of bed in the morning; and for good reason. Turns out the Endometriosis had infiltrated into various organs. It was a more complicated case than originally thought and I thank God for my surgical team for the work they did. Without getting too personal, I will say that they saved me from having to have a much more invasive treatment that would have involved multiple surgeries and long hospital stays; which I knew from my research and symptoms was a distinct possibility.
One of the reasons I felt most comfortable with this practice is because they have a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. They know that Endometriosis is not a disease only affecting the female reproductive organs. Instead, it is invasive and pervades the organs and tissues surrounding those organs. I wanted doctors who were willing to call in other experts if needed for a secondary opinion. Wouldn’t you rather have multiple brilliant minds working on you during surgery? I certainly did! There were a total of four surgeons that worked on me that day. When they came across the complication, the four of them collaborated and agreed upon the course of action. I felt comfortable with their decision. I’m seven months out now and feel like a new person! Recovery went smoothly and Dr. Goldstein and Dr. Seckin, as well as, the office staff have been here with me every step of the way. It feels good to know that I have the best surgical practice in the country behind me! Thank you Seckin Endometriosis center, you have given me my life back!!