Tongue-tie Management

Amulya Saxena,

MD PhD DSc(hon) FRCS(Glag)

Consultant Neonatal & Paediatric Surgeon

Amulya Saxena is a Consultant Neonatal and Paediatric Surgeon with over 25 years experience in the management of simple and complex tongue-ties.

The tongue-tie private practice is based at the Cromwell Hospital and at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Pediatric Private Patient Division and accepts self-funding and insured patients.

Amulya Saxena is experienced in complex- general surgical, abdominal and thoracic procedures in newborns, children and adolescents. He is an expert in minimal invasive surgery (laparoscopy and thoracoscopy).

Consultant recognition

BUPA, AXA PPP, Aviva, WPA, Vitality, Cigna Healthcare and Simplyhealth

What is tongue-tie?

Tongue-tie is when a baby’s tongue is attached to the base of the mouth. This is sometimes diagnosed during the routine newborn check, but also may not be evident until your baby has problems feeding due to the inability to latch and breastfeed efficiently.

General characteristics include:

· Pain with breastfeeding

· Notched or heart-shaped tongue

· Trouble latching

· Feeding for long time with short breaks

· Being unsettled and hungry

· Failure to gain weight

· Making “clicking” sound during feeds

If your baby is experiencing any of the above signs you may want to discuss these issues.

Tongue-tie in older children could sometimes cause problems such as speech difficulties. These may require assessment and treatment.

Consultation and procedure

An initial consultation will take place during which a full medical history will be taken and your child will be examined. The parents will be informed about the procedure.

If your child is less than 3 months of age, the procedure will be performed on the same day at the time of consultation. If your child is more than 3 months of age, the procedure will be scheduled for another date as this may require to be performed under anaesthesia.

Private appointment booking

Mob: 07388998361


Practice Locations

Cromwell Hospital, SW5 0TU

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, SW10 9NH

The Portland Hospital, W1W 5AH

Harley Street Clinic Children's Hospital, W1G 8BJ