Doctor admits to performing surgery on the wrong baby
A parent's worst nightmare.

A Frenulectomy is a surgical procedure given to patients who have a restriction or lack of movement of the tongue. 

The procedure involves snipping and removing the frenulum (the small piece of skin underneath a tongue) to enable better movement when eating and talking

A doctor in Tennessee somehow performed this procedure on the wrong newborn and has admitted and apologised for his mistake.

The baby who was born perfectly healthy and happy was meant to be taken for what was thought to be a routine physical, but was given a frenulectomy instead. 

Parents of the newborn realised that the hospital had given their little one the procedure when he returned from surgery.

"At that point the nurse started to mention the procedure they had done that they had clipped his tongue," said mother, Jennifer Melton.

How the procedure will affect their son's future cannot be determined at this stage. 

(Video via Youtube)

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