Co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, Dr. Seckin, released a patient success story to highlight the importance of early discovery and awareness of endometriosis within the medical community.
New York, New York (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
Accredited gynecologic surgeon, Dr. Tamer Seckin recently released a patient testimonial about Angela, a woman who went through a decade of pain without proper diagnosis until she met Dr. Seckin, who performed a triple bowel resection on her. Dr. Seckin believes not only is early detection of endometriosis imperative, but there needs to be a strong accountability within the medical field to provide quality treatment to women suffering with the disease.
From Dr. Seckin’s past patient experience, many women suffering from endometriosis face delays in treatment because of the inexperience of the gynecologists and doctors who initially work with them.
A 2011 study by the World Endometriosis Research Foundation Global Study of Women’s Health found evidence that endometriosis “impairs the work productivity and quality of life across countries and ethnicities, yet women continue to experience diagnostic delays in primary care.”
With these delays, the disease affects women during the prime years of their lives: when they are beginning careers, building relationships, and trying to potentially start families. By unknowingly waiting to treat symptoms, often times, such as in Angela’s case, the treatment procedures are much more severe.
Angela not only had endometriosis removed in her rectum, in her colon and in her intestines, but she also needed her appendix removed. The disease took a lot from her physical life and required her to have several procedures, such as a hysterectomy, that could have been prevented if she was originally referred to a qualified surgeon.
“Often women think the pain they are experiencing is part of normal life,” said Dr. Seckin. “I want to not only help these women, but educate them so that they can educate their friends. A precedent should be set within the medical field that if you suspect endometriosis in a patient, you need to send that patient to a trained excision specialist.”
Angela is now “Endostrong” and an advocate for proper diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis. To read how Dr. Seckin saved Angela’s life, visit: http://www.drseckin.com/blog/angelas-story-a-triple-bowel-resection-saved-my-life.
About Dr. Seckin:
Dr. Tamer Seckin has focused on the surgical treatment of endometriosis for decades and today is a well-regarded expert in the field. His New York City based practice is known for its warm, dedicated and continuous patient care, exceptional skill and thoroughness. As a leading endometriosis specialist and laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Seckin understands the frustration that affected individuals may feel. Dr. Seckin's treatment approach is the gold standard--Advanced Laparoscopic Excision Surgery (deep removal of all the disease). He performs almost scar-free surgery, which means less pain and cosmetically acceptable results.
I wonder if a good adhesion specialist skilled in adhesiolysis could have forgone the triple bowel resection. I wonder how many nasty docs asked this poor woman"Why are you not taking Lurpon" ( personal aside, docs who still prescribe lurpon should be forced to take a course before they can prescribe it to patients...that would be the end of that!)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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