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Unregulated correction of tongue tie in first days of life raises concerns amongst paediatric surgeons

Early division of a tongue-tie to improve breast feeding has been increasingly available as an option for a relatively small cohort of infants where the tongue-tie prohibits latching onto the nipple leading to difficulties in establishing breast feeding. Over the past decade, paediatric surgeons in alliance with lactation counsellors and midwives have set up dedicated hospital clinics where this is diagnosed and if necessary divided (without specific anaesthesia), but usually after a few weeks of life.

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon Job, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Applications are invited for a substantive Consultant Paediatric Surgeon based at University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff, providing for a regional paediatric surgical service across South and Mid Wales. A special interest in one or more of the following - gastrointestinal surgery / minimally invasive surgery / oncology - is desirable to complement existing service provision. The successful candidate will be able to access mentorship support where appropriate.

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon in Canberra

Details for the position of Consultant Paediatric Surgeon in Canberra. This position is available from the commencement of 2017 and is for either a VMO or Staff Specialist.