Case Number 3564
Request Date 28/03/2014
Completion Date 03/06/2014

 

Details of the Request

  1. How many babies were diagnosed with issues of ankylossia (tongue-tie) in 2013?
     
  2. Of the babies diagnosed with issues of ankylossia (tongue-tie) in 2013, how many had a surgical procedure carried out by NHS surgeons to resolve these specific issues and how long did they wait for the procedure following diagnosis?
     
  3. What was the mean age of babies with such issues when the ankylossia (tongue-tie) procedure was performed?

 

Details of the Response

1. How many babies were diagnosed with issues of ankylossia (tongue-tie) in 2013?

304 babies were diagnosed with issues of ankylossia in 2013

 

2. Of the babies diagnosed with issues of ankylossia (tongue-tie) in 2013, how many had a surgical procedure carried out by NHS surgeons to resolve these specific issues and how long did they wait for the procedure following diagnosis?

14 babies had a surgical procedure the babies waited 0 days for the procedure following diagnosis

 

3. What was the mean age of babies with such issues when the ankylossia (tongue-tie) procedure was performed?

The mean age of babies having the procedure performed was 7 days old.