The only CO2 Laser Tongue Tie Clinic, the optimal tool for soft tissue surgery

On Site
Medical Assessment - Consultant Paediatrician
Feeding Support - International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
Bodywork - Neonatal Physiotherapist






We hope you enjoy looking at all the information that we have available and feel free to download the information leaflets/booklets. We offer a cutting edge, world class service in a friendly and rural setting. We have created a baby and parent-centred space dedicated to improving infant feeding. This is the culmination over a decade of experience treating babies with tongue tie and we have a calm, relaxed atmosphere in the clinic. We welcome both breastfed and bottle fed babies as both can experience symptoms of tongue tie. Dr Roche has 3 dedicated tongue tie/lip tie clinics a week; 1 public and 2 private. For the public clinic a referral is required from either a GP, PHN or lactation consultant. If you would like to book in, you can do so here or get in touch via our contact page.

National Tongue Tie Centre

A world class service is provided at the National Tongue Tie Centre situated in rural Tipperary. Our friendly team have years of experience helping families with a variety of infant feeding problems.

Why do I use a laser for division?

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 laser for division of both tongue and lip ties. Having performed tongue tie divisions with scissors for 9 years before switching to 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 in my experience the babies settle faster following the procedure.

All safety requirements are met through the use of laser safety goggles and a plume extraction system.