Tongue Tie

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Tongue Tie Surgery £175

Tongue Tie at MUMS

At MUMS, we have two highly skilled Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Consultants who are very experienced specialists in Ear, Nose and Throat, including tongue tie in infants. Since our clinic is in Solihull, patients from all around the West Midlands can easily visit us for tongue tie correction. Miss Emma Hoskison and Mr Basavaiah Natesh, female and male specialist consultants offer this service on Mondays and Wednesdays for babies less than 3 months old.

New-born tongue tie is common. Baby tongue tie surgery should be performed as soon as possible after birth when tongue tie is discovered.  Sometimes – the midwife – will see a tongue tie when mum is having latching and feeding problems. Private tongue tie can be difficult to organise. Patients travel to MUMS from far and wide for private tongue tie surgery.

At the consultation, your baby will have tongue tie assessment to determine whether they have a tongue tie during one of our baby tongue tie clinics.

The ENT Consultant will take the time to go over the problem as well as assessment for tongue tie, and the many treatment options with you and will be delighted to answer any questions you may have if your baby is diagnosed with a tongue tie. They can perform the procedure to release a tongue tie at the time of the appointment.

The cost of a tongue tie correction at MUMS is £175.00

You will only be charged for the tongue tie assessment deposit of £75.00 and not the full surgical procedure cost of £175.00 if the tongue tie is posterior or if the specialist does not identify a tongue tie amenable to release. The tongue tie appointment is approximately 15 mins.

Written information and aftercare instructions will be given, and consent will be requested.

What is Tongue Tie?

A tongue knot is existing from birth. It interferes with the tongue's ability to move, and in certain situations, a baby's tongue can make feeding or latching difficult.

Tongue tie is frequently discovered by the midwife. Sometimes it may not be noticed until much later.

If untreated, the child's poor tongue movements may potentially have an impact on their speech as they get older.

Tongue Tie Symptoms

There are a few symptoms you may watch out for if you are concerned that your child may have a tongue tie – for example, latching, sucking, feeding difficulties.

Issues with Breastfeeding 

You might observe that your baby has trouble latching on and starting a breastfeeding relationship. Short feeds itself could cause pain and suffering for the mother.

Difficulty in tongue movement

Moving the tongue might be impacted by the tongue tie. A baby with tongue tie might not be able to extend their tongue past the gum line.

A notch at the tip of the tongue

Your baby may have a tongue tie if you notice a heart-shaped or V-shaped notch on his or her tongue.

If your baby is having trouble feeding normally and you recognise any of these symptoms, our skilled ENT Consultants can provide a tongue tie consultation and tongue tie correction surgery at the same appointment.

Tongue Tie Assessment

Your baby’s potential tongue tie can be evaluated by one of our ENT surgeons. Our consultants will be able to perform a tongue tie division procedure that day. This is a surgical procedure that is performed by a highly skilled ENT specialist in a clean, safe setting.

The anterior (front) tongue tie can be corrected by our ENT surgeons at MUMS.

The baby is encouraged to feed once the tongue tie has been released. After that, before sending you home, our ENT consultant will examine the tongue tie site.

Tongue Tie Surgery

Surgery for your new-born may seem frightening, but tongue tie surgery, also known as tongue tie division, is a quick and easy process. To allow the tongue to move freely, the frenulum, a portion of tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth, must be severed using sterile surgical scissors. You can start feeding your baby right away after performing it the correction which only takes a few seconds.

This technique is well tolerated by babies.

A £75.00 deposit is required to reserve your consultation. The additional £100.00 balance won't be required if the operation isn't performed. The consultation will be paid for with the deposit.

Miss Emma Hoskison provides this service at MUMS on a Monday for babies between 2 and 12 weeks.

Mr Basavaiah Natesh provides this service at MUMS on a Wednesday for babies between 2 and 12 weeks.

There is a 3-4% chance the tongue tie can re-attach following corrective tongue tie surgery. If parents feel the tongue tie has re-attached – please ask us to organise a free of charge review with the surgeon who performed the procedure.

We are proud of our great reviews for tongue tie. We have ample parking. You can book online or call our friendly team on 0121 704 2669. We have baby changing facilities and private feeding options post procedure.