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Where to go in London/southeast for tongue tie op?

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milktraylady Tue 25-Jun-13 05:59:44

Hi my 10 week old DD has been diagnosed with Tongue tie.
Gp is using the nhs 'chose & book' thing.

Can anyone recommend a hospital, or should we just go to the one with the shortest waiting list?


milktraylady Tue 25-Jun-13 18:28:11

Bump for the evening crowd

RNJ3007 Tue 25-Jun-13 18:33:28

Kings. We were seen on the Tuesday having been referred on the Friday!

Life changing.

BuntyCollocks Tue 25-Jun-13 19:15:43

Go private and to Malcolm levinkind.

Itspardonnotwhat Tue 25-Jun-13 19:22:25

Not sure whether location wise she would be suitable, but if going privately then I can highly recommend Sarah Bridges

Super breastfeeding advice as well. Got me through a very very tough time. We couldn't wait for the NHS appointment, baby was starving and I was cracking up!

philbee Tue 25-Jun-13 20:15:30

I second King's. Very fast and efficient. Can't say it's made loads of difference but they were great.

milktraylady Tue 25-Jun-13 20:51:31


rrreow Tue 25-Jun-13 20:54:10

Had my son's done at Royal Free in Hampstead. Very short wait (matter of days).

showtunesgirl Tue 25-Jun-13 21:08:20

Yup, def Kings. You need Clare Kedves on 020 3299 3833. She is THE tongue tie specialist there.

Gooseysgirl Tue 25-Jun-13 21:15:53

We also went to Kings, although in the end they felt DD didn't needed it snipped but while we were there saw a fab breast feeding counsellor. Parking is a TOTAL nightmare just to warn you...

showtunesgirl Tue 25-Jun-13 21:17:31

Oh yes, DON'T take a car to King's!

liger Tue 25-Jun-13 21:21:40

Another vote for the specialist tongue tie clinic at the Royal Free, Hampstead. Good luck.

NothingsLeft Tue 25-Jun-13 21:53:48

Kings for sure. Katie Fisher is amazing there and helped us loads. I've always found the parking fine at kings tbh.

milktraylady Tue 25-Jun-13 22:29:43

Everyone that's saying kings- did you go private, or nhs choose & book referral?

s0fedup Tue 25-Jun-13 22:55:15

We were referred, matter if days. Just a warning, they do the snipping all afternoon so u have to wait with a hungry baby for your turn. I found the 2 hour wait very distressing as ds was going nuts! But i was an anxious 1st time mum... x

Trying2bMindful Tue 25-Jun-13 23:33:33

Katie fisher is not always right. She refused to treat DS PTT and in the end I paid Mary griffiths to come to my home & do it.
Of course everyone's circumstances are different but I'm so glad I pushed for it to be done. Best thing we did!!!
Good luck.

milktraylady Tue 25-Jun-13 23:40:30

Ok I think my gp didn't put kings on my chose & book list of hospitals.
I will ask him to add it & give them a call tomorrow.
Thanks for everyone's replies.

By the way does anyone have an opinion on whether you absolutely definitely need a paed surgeon to do the procedure? Or is a trained midwife just as good?

Neverending2012 Tue 25-Jun-13 23:40:54

Kings, although found them to be not the most pleasant bunch.

CelticPromise Tue 25-Jun-13 23:57:32

I have heard good things about Royal Free from several mums.

CelticPromise Tue 25-Jun-13 23:58:39

If you get a slot a few weeks away at RF it's worth keeping in touch as they get cancellations when people go private.

McBaby Wed 26-Jun-13 07:19:05

The peac ent surgeon Helen Caulfield at royal free tongue tie clunic is lovely. She can do it privately if NHS wait is too long. Our referral was nearly a 3 week wait I was on agony so chose not to wait.

Trying2bMindful Wed 26-Jun-13 09:13:09

Mary griffiths did DS when he was 4wo. At home. In our case it was just a simple snip so it took seconds. Having it done at home was much less hassle than having to go to a hospital. For me it was much less traumatic than having to go to a clinic, wait in a queue and hear other families and be surrounded by that hospital smell!! Plus I needed to bf straight after so that was much easier at home too.
Mary is a qualified LC (& MW i think) and was trained by the surgeon in Southampton (name I forget). She spent a couple of hours with us and was so helpful.
Best money we spent in the first 6 months.
Ann Dobson is also highly recommended.

Trying2bMindful Wed 26-Jun-13 09:14:29

Oh and Mary came to the house the next day so we didn't have to wait any longer. At 4wo I could not have waited for a referral on the nhs. I was at my wits end.....

NothingsLeft Wed 26-Jun-13 15:04:12

You don't need a pead. We has the pead from Kings snip DS the first time. Then Katie Fisher (midwife & lactation consultant) did it the 2nd & 3rd time. I would just go straight for a registered lactation consultant next time. They are insured to practice this procedure and can do the follow up too.

milktraylady Wed 26-Jun-13 16:51:52

Yes I am wondering do we need the hospital doctor to do the procedure? Or is a LC good enough?

Would prefer not to have to go to hospital, plus getting there/ parking /DH time off work all a nightmare.

Anyone know of a LC in essex, or a london one that will travel (inside m25). (Will google the LCs already mentioned)

Would prefer to go with a recommendation rather than random google search person.

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