Service for Infants, Children and Young Adults
The only CO2 Laser Tongue Tie Clinic, the optimal tool for soft tissue surgery
Tongue Tie division and frenuloplasty without the need for General Anaesthetic

On Site
Medical Assessment - Consultant Paediatrician
Specialist Paediatric Nursing
Feeding Support - International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
Bodywork and Myofunctional Therapy - Paediatric Physiotherapist

Michelle has been working in Administration in South Tipperary General Hospital for over a decade. She began there in 2005 in the Admissions Department working 24 hour roster and gaining experience in areas such as Colposcopy, Dayward, Theatre, Physiotherapy, Library, Outpatients, Acute Medical Assessment Unit, Healthcare Records and finally ending up in her current position as Secretary to the Deputy General Manager and Administration Assistant for Dr. Justin Roche at the Infant Feeding Centre.

Michelle is currently on the Committee for the Emergency Services Cycle. Each year in June a walk and cycle for up to 750 participants is carefully organised and all monies raised go to a chosen local charity. This year is the 10th Anniversary of this charity all in memory of her colleague and friend, Advanced Paramedic, Jim Hogan.

Michelle’s main passion for much of her life has being playing the piano accordion, classically trained and is bashful in admitting she is All-Ireland Champion on a number of occasions.

National Tongue Tie Centre

A world class facility situated in beautiful countryside just 10 minutes from the M8.

Why do I use a laser for division?

All divisions at the National Tongue Tie Centre are completed using a CO2 laser. My personal preference is to use a CO2 laser for division of both tongue and lip ties. Having performed tongue tie divisions with scissors for 9 years before switching to diode laser and then CO2 laser, the advantages that I have seen are greater precision of division as it is possible to visualise and divide the tie to the appropriate fascial layer. There is little to no bleeding and research shows less inflammation following the procedure.

For all older children, and infants who have had reattachment(s), we can suture the diamond shaped wound together thus removing the need for active wound care in the first week.