Dr. Tamer Seckin is a gynecologist and a laparoscopic surgeon. He is Board Certified and has his own private practice located in New York City. He is a known specialist when it comes to endometriosis and laparoscopic surgeries. Dr. Seckin founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America in 2009. This foundation is the first to raise awareness about endometriosis. He is one of the top surgeons in his field. Dr. Seckin received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition of his achievements in women’s health. He is a member of many different organizations and is currently the treasurer and an executive committee member of the International Society of Gynecological Endoscopy. He is also working on genetic research to create the United States first endometriosis tissue bank.
Endometriosis is a painful disease that affects many women and girls. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrium is found on the outside of the uterus. This tissue develops into lesions or growths resulting in pain, infertility, and other problems. One of the primary symptoms of endometriosis is pelvic pain. Most women experience some type of pain during their menstruation cycles but women that have endometriosis describe their pain as far worse than normal. This pain tends to increase over time. Other symptoms include excessive bleeding, pain while urinating, painful periods, and pain during intercourse. Endometriosis is also known to cause infertility. This is why a laparoscopy is useful.
A laparoscopy is used to diagnosis endometriosis. A laparoscopy can help show the size and location of growths. This helps in aiding the treatment process. A laparoscopy is a surgery that uses a lighted thin tube that is placed through an incision. The incision is on the stomach so the abdominal and female organs can be observed. It can help to locate problems that may be occurring such as cysts, infections, and fibroids. Tissue samples are collected for biopsies to be performed. The recovery time is faster than a regular surgery and the patient is asleep during the procedure. Once the procedure is completed the patient needs to follow-up with their doctor so the doctor can explain the results of the surgery.
Most people have little to no discomfort during and after the surgery. A surgeon may perform other surgical techniques during the laparoscopy to treat endometriosis so that everything is done in one operation. When treating endometriosis the surgeon will remove any implants, adhesions, and treat any cysts. They will also repair any damage done to tissues and organs. If you or someone you know suspects they may have endometriosis then discuss all symptoms and problems with your doctor. You may be a good candidate for a laparoscopy surgery. Laparoscopy is the only way to diagnosis endometriosis.