TONGUE TIE & BREASTFEEDING.
Tongue Tie is where the skin (frenulum) joining a babies tongue to the bottom of their mouth is shorter or thicker than usual. This can make it harder to breastfeed, and as children age with a tongue tie, it can create lots of challenges with oral health and activity.
The Surgical process to remove a tongue tie (frenectomy) is a straight forward procedure and can be completed during a 20 minute outpatient appointment, with our experienced maxillofacial surgeon. Following which you will be supported during a 30 minute 1-1 breastfeeding consultation with our experienced specialist midwife.
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What happens during my initial appointment?
Your initial consultation will be with our consultant Mr Jiten D Parmar (FRCS). He will discuss your child's condition and what options are available for their care.
At this appointment you can discuss any questions and concerns you may have for your child and for you.
What procedures and support are available?
Following an initial consultation our consultant will discuss options with you. The procedure option is to have a frenectomy which is the surgical process to remove the tongue tie.
Breastfeeding support is available to support you and your child in being able to latch on and feed effectively post procedure.
Who will I see during my appointment at LivingCare?
You will always be seen by our consultant Mr Jiten D Parmar (FRCS). Mr Parmar is a Consultant in Maxillofacial Surgery and is the Maxillofacial Trauma Lead, Deformity, Orbital Reconstruction, Digital Reconstruction at Leeds Teaching Hospital.
Mr Parmar will have our specialist midwife as part of the team. Our specialist midwives work across Leeds, and at Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust.
All our services are held at Thorpe Park Clinic; our purpose built modern facility based in Colton, Leeds.
Patients access the service from across the whole of West Yorkshire to come to our facility. The clinic hosts a range of services that are available on the NHS and through our Private Patient Pathway. The facility has a state of the art 3T Wide Bore MRI Scanner, X Ray and Ultrasound provision. It hosts fantastic services across many NHS Pathways.
Thorpe Park Clinic is fully accessible, has transport routes from all over Leeds. We welcome all referrals into Thorpe Park Clinic from across West Yorkshire.
Whether you’re paying for yourself or using private medical insurance, accessing our services is really easy.
PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE -
If you are paying for your procedure or treatment with medical insurance, you will need to liaise closely with the insurance provider throughout the process.
Before attending your first appointment, you should contact your insurance company to check that that your condition is covered for all stages of treatments.
You will need to visit your GP and ask them to refer you to The LivingCare Group at Thorpe Park Clinic for a private procedure. Your GP will write a letter of referral and then either you or your GP can contact us to arrange your first appointment.
PAYING FOR YOURSELF -
We understand that immediate access to healthcare is sometimes essential. With our self-pay service, there are no waiting lists. Within 24 hours, you will be offered a consultation date to see a medical professional that is convenient for you. Our expert team can then give you an assessment and treatment within 1 week of your consultation.
Your consultation and any tests, scans or investigations will be charged separately, however all of these costs will be quoted to you before anything commences and you are under no obligation to continue your treatment with us unless you are happy to do so.
OUR PRICE & HOW TO BOOK.
Paying for yourself:
To book an appointment, all you need to do is contact us on 0113 249 4655, alternatively you can email us here. Within 48 hours you will be offered a suitable appointment. You may also request a virtual appointment if you would prefer.
We also have some availability to book appointments online.
You can view our online appointments by clicking here to visit our online bookings site.
Consultation only: £45
Consultation and Tongue tie release: £280
Consultation, tongue tie release with breastfeeding support: £320
30min Breastfeeding Support: £40
I have private medical insurance:
To book an appointment using private medical insurance please contact our administrative team on 0113 249 4655. Please ensure you have your medical insurance registration details to hand. Within 48 hours you will be offered a suitable appointment.