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Testimonial – Cynthia Sablon

Cynthia Sablon:
I met Dr. Seckin on referral from my reproductive endocrinologist back in the fall of 2009. I had been going for IVF, four times, unsuccessfully, and the doctors had given me a litany of reasons why I was not getting pregnant. The egg quality was fine, everything looked good; however, they suspected it was an auto-immune problem. Then they thought that my fiance and I were genetically incompatible. We had testing for that as well. Finally, after the fourth unsuccessful IVF, the doctor, when I was meeting with him afterwards as a recap, had said, "Well, you might have endometriosis and maybe the fibroids are problematic," and I had asked about this previously and they always said, "No, no, no, no, you should be fine. It's really not... It doesn't seem like your case would be problematic for fertility because of these reasons." And he said, "Well, we don't want to leave any stones unturned," so he gave me Dr. Seckin's card.

Cynthia Sablon:
I immediately called Dr. Seckin because I figured nothing else was working. I had already dumped $80,000 into IVF. Yeah, still paying off those bills... And figured, well, I have to see if this will net any results. I met with Dr. Seckin. After going through my history, my medical history, he immediately felt that yes, both fibroids and the endometriosis, will probably... Very problematic and causative of infertility. So he recommended surgery.

Cynthia Sablon:
I'm an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist and so surgery is not the first place I really would like to start, but at this point I was so frustrated and really felt like I had no other alternatives, and after meeting Dr. Seckin, who I think is an incredible doctor, I felt very reassured and I decided that this is... If I don't do this now, I will never know. What I've been trying has not worked, consistently and yeah, let's have some trust in Dr. Seckin and see how it turns out.

Cynthia Sablon:
He had told me to not try to conceive for about three months post-surgery, and so I figured, okay, I won't be starting until like March or so this year, and to my great surprise I became pregnant in February. I had no idea because I really thought I was being kind of careful. After two and a half years of infertility treatment, you kind of take a little bit of risk as you figure at that point nothing's working, so why now?

Cynthia Sablon:
Had I realized that surgery would have cured my problem immediately, I could have saved myself two years of time and effort, $80,000 in IVF treatments, not to mention all of the medication that I've taken that you just don't know really what the long-term effects are. It's just so exciting for me that at 41 years old to get pregnant after so much effort when I wasn't even trying. I mean, that's... I was so caught off guard and in a very, very happy and pleasant way, but I hadn't even checked for a week after my period was due because I really did not think it was possible that I could actually be pregnant without IVF. So thank you, Dr. Seckin. You're an amazing, amazing physician.

 

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