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Parents and adults who are unfamiliar with tongue tie and lip tie conditions and release procedures will have many questions. Dr. Gregory Levitin and the team at NYC Tongue Tie are accustomed to providing information about our practice, tongue tie and lip tie release procedures, Dr. Levitin’s credentials and qualifications and more.

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from our patients. Browse them to learn more. If your question is not addressed, message us through our contact page to ask your question.

How long has Dr. Levitin been performing tongue tie release?

Dr. Levitin has been treating infants and adults with tongue tie for over 20 years.

How many tongue tie procedures has Dr. Levitin performed?

During his career, Dr. Levitin has performed over 2,500 tongue-tie and lip-tie procedures on infants and children exclusively in the office setting, making him one of the most experienced and trusted doctors in New York City.

Why choose Dr. Levitin?

Dr. Levitin has developed a unique, non-surgical approach to treating tongue tie and lip tie in the office setting using just a small amount of local anesthesia. The entire procedure is pain-free, using no laser or sutures and takes less than 10 minutes. There is typically no need for follow up visits and patients are able to start eating again right away.

What other kinds of treatment does Dr. Levitin provide?

Dr. Levitin is also a nationally recognized otolaryngologist specializing in pediatric and adult reconstructive surgery and non-surgical sinus and snoring relief. Due to his unique skills in office-based procedures, Dr. Levitin attracts patients from across the Tristate area for office based treatments. Many patients also seek out Dr. Levitin for his highly regarded skill as a pediatric reconstructive surgeon. Over the last 10 years, Dr. Levitin has also pioneered the use of office balloon sinuplasty utilizing a unique, non-surgical approach under just local anesthesia. Please check out our other websites: and

Does my insurance cover tongue-tie or lip-tie release?

YES! Dr. Levitin is a board-certified Otolaryngologist and all office procedures are covered by most insurances plans, including many HMO plans as well. Please call our office if you have any questions or concerns.

Are resources available if I have financial constraints?

Resources or other financial options may be available. If you have an unusual situation or financial constraint, please let us know when you schedule your consultation. We never let any child go untreated, and can provide financial assistance when needed.

Contact NYC Tongue Tie to learn more or schedule a confidential consultation at our Midtown Manhattan office.

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NYC Tongue Tie

200 W. 57th St., Suite 1410,
New York, NY 10019