Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Below is a list of some questions you may want to ask your surgeon before undergoing laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis.

Questions about the surgeon

  • How many laparoscopies have you performed to diagnose and treat endometriosis?
  • How long have you been performing laparoscopic surgery?
  • Is it your intention to excise endometriosis at the time of the laparoscopy? If so, what method will you use (excision, ablation, etc.)?
  • How successfully do you believe that method will be and why?

Questions about the operation

  • If the laparoscopy will be strictly diagnostic and no therapeutic measures will be taken, why?
  • Will you perform biopsies and send them to pathology?
  • Are other surgical professionals such as a bowel specialist be present to assist you to treat endometriosis in that area?
  • Will a bowel resection be necessary?
  • Will you search for and recognize endometriosis in all manifestations, and in all regions?

Questions about after the surgery

  • Will you provide copies of my surgical reports and any pictures or videotapes?
  • What do you expect to accomplish with the laparoscopy in terms of outcome, i.e., restoration of fertility and pain relief?
  • What is the general recurrence rate in patients you have treated?
  • Will you use adhesion barriers? If so, what kind? If not, why not?

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Our endometriosis specialists are dedicated to providing patients with expert care. Whether you have been diagnosed or are looking to find a doctor, they are ready to help.

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Dr. Seckin is an endometriosis specialist and women’s reproductive health advocate. He has been in private practice for over 30 years at Lenox Hill Hospital with a team of highly skilled personnel.

Dr. Seckin specializes in advanced laparoscopic procedures and is recognized for his expertise in complex cases of deep infiltrating endometriosis of the pelvis. He is particularly dedicated to performing fertility-preserving surgeries on cases involving the ovaries.

He has developed patented surgical techniques, most notably the “Aqua Blue Excision” technique for a better visualization of endometriosis lesions. His surgical techniques are based on precision and microsurgery, emphasizing organ and fertility preservation, and adhesion and pain prevention.

Dr. Seckin is considered a pioneer and advocate in the field of endometriosis.