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Tongue tie, or ankyloglossia, is caused by a short, tight band of tissue called the lingual frenulum that ties the bottom of the tongue to the mouth floor. When this band develops irregularly, it restricts movement and free use of the tongue, causing problems with breastfeeding, speech, dental development and even restful sleep.

Dr. Gregory Levitin at NYC Tongue Tie is a board certified otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon who has performed well over 2,500 tongue tie procedures in-office. He is nationally recognized for his superior otolaryngology care, specializing in pediatric and adult reconstructive surgery and non-surgical sinus and snoring relief.

Dr. Levitin has pioneered a completely unique, non-surgical approach for tongue tie and lip tie release that is performed in his office in Midtown Manhattan, requiring no trip to a hospital or surgery center. The entire procedure requires a minimum level of anesthesia, is pain-free, uses no laser or sutures and takes less than 10 minutes.

Midtown Manhattan Tongue Tie & Lip Tie Correction Surgery

Tongue tie or lip tie is most often diagnosed during infancy, when a baby has difficulty breastfeeding. However, issues do not arise in some until childhood. Many adults have lived their entire lives adapting to a tongue tie or lip tie and avoiding treatment. Dr. Levitin’s quick, pain-free release procedure is the premier option for infants, children and adults.

The basics of the release procedure are essentially the same for everyone. Infants may be held by their parents during the procedure. Children are accompanied by their parents, and they and adult patients recline in a comfortable chair in Dr. Levitin’s office.

After administering a small local anesthetic, Dr. Levitin uses specialized surgical scissors to release the tongue and/or lip tie, resulting in immediate release and mobility of the tongue. The entire procedure takes less than 10 minutes, and patients can return home and begin eating and drinking immediately. A follow-up visit is rarely required.

Dr. Levitin will provide instructions for after the procedure, but there are basically no restrictions. Patients enjoy the benefits immediately.

Contact NYC Tongue Tie in Midtown Manhattan today for more information or to schedule an exam and consultation for yourself or your child.

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NYC Tongue Tie

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