Tongue-Tie Repair Specialist

Forest Pediatrics

Pediatrics located in The Woodlands, TX & Montgomery, TX

If your infant needs tongue-tie repair surgery, you can rely on the expertise of Murray Fershtman, MD, a board-certified pediatrician, and his staff. Dr. Fershtman offers  tongue-tie repair, both minimally invasive procedures, in-office at Forest Pediatrics in The Woodlands, Texas, with no post-op recovery needed. If you’re expecting a son or have an infant struggling to breastfeed because of a tongue-tie, schedule a consultation online or by calling Forest Pediatrics today.

What is tongue-tie?

Forest Pediatrics offers tongue-tie repair procedures in the office for infants soon after birth.


Tongue-tie describes a tongue condition present at birth. Under the tongue is a thick band of tissue that connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth. When this tissue band is very thick, overly tight, or unusually short, it can limit your child’s tongue movements.

Tongue-tie can interfere with your child’s ability to breastfeed as an infant and can also cause issues with their ability to eventually eat solid foods, swallow, and speak.

What’s involved in tongue-tie repair?

The procedures to repair a tongue-tie are minimally invasive and take just a few minutes. Dr. Fershtman offers them in-office for your convenience, and neither procedure requires post-op care.

Tongue-tie repair surgery

The procedure to repair tongue-tie is known as a frenotomy. Dr. Fershtman uses sterile scissors to snip bands of the tissue and improve movement in your child’s tongue. These tissues contain few nerves or blood vessels, so complications from the procedure are minimal.

When should I schedule the tongue-tie repair?

The decision to circumcise your infant son is yours to make. If you have any questions or concerns, you can speak directly with Dr. Fershtman.

If your child struggles to breastfeed or appears to have discomfort because of tongue-tie, Dr. Fershtman examines the tissue and determines if treatment is necessary. As not all cases of tongue-tie require treatment, he can help you decide if a frenotomy will resolve these issues.

To find out more about in-office tongue-tie repair procedures, call Forest Pediatrics, or book an appointment online today.