Providing the best possible care for our patients.

WA GynaeScope was established as a collaboration of gynaecological surgeons to serve the women of Western Australia. 

Based at Joondalup Health Campus, Dr Gian Urbani and Dr Santanu (Sunny) Baruah are accredited gynaecologists who strive to provide the best possible care for their patients. 

Although they are general gynaecologists, able to assess and treat even relatively minor women’s healthcare problems, Dr Urbani and Dr Baruah specialise in minimal access or keyhole gynaecological surgery. 

Your Specialists

Dr Gian Urbani & Dr Santanu (Sunny) Baruah
Advanced Laparoscopic Gynaecological Surgeons and Fertility Specialists


Dr Gian Urbani

MB ChB (South Africa), M Med (O&G), FRCSC (Canada), FACOG, FRANZCOG, M Reprod Med (UNSW)
Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgeon and Fertility Specialist

Dr Gian Urbani has been an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist since 2001. He  trained at the University of the Free State, South Africa. He then relocated to Western Canada as a consultant at a large secondary hospital where he was involved in general O&G practice. Here he developed broad skills dealing with a range of gynaecological issues. He also pioneered the local advanced laparoscopic service including offering total laparoscopic hysterectomy.

Since relocating to the Joondalup Health Campus, Dr Urbani has been working as consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. He has a keen interest and skill in minimal access gynaecological surgery and has linked this skill set with further study in the field of reproductive medicine. He has completed his Masters Degree in Reproductive Medicine at the University of New South Wales.

Dr Urbani’s credentials also include:

  • MB ChB
  • Masters Degree in Medicine - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
  • Fellowship of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


Dr Santanu (Sunny) Baruah

Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgeon and Fertility Specialist

Dr Santanu (Sunny) Baruah was trained in UK (London and Birmingham) as a Gynaecologist with special interest in general gynaecology, advanced laparoscopic surgery and infertility.

He is the Director of COEMIG( Centre of excellence in Minimally invasive Gynaecology) programme based at Joondalup Private Hospital. As a Director he is committed to consistently deliver the safest and highest quality care to all his patients.

He started his career as a Consultant at the Internationally reputed London Fertility and Gynaecology Centre, Harley Street, London, prior to migrating to Perth in 2009.

Dr Baruah has extensive experience in managing various gynaecological problems such as menstrual disorders, PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis, prolapse, pelvic pain and pap smear abnormalities.

He is well known amongst his peers for his keen interest in minimal-access gynaecological surgery and he is proficient in a wide range of complex laparoscopicand hysteroscopic surgeries. He is accredited to perform (level 5/6) advanced gynaecological laparoscopy surgeries.

Dr Baruah is also an accredited Colposcopist.

His credential includes:

  • Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Fellow of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK
  • Member of American Association of Gynaecologic Laparoscopists
  • Member of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

Nursing Staff

Marguerite Carney
Clinical Nurse

Ellen Crane

Yvette Thomson

Trudy Urbani


As the first and only designated Centre Of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynaecology (COEMIG) in Australia, WA GynaeScope is proud to specialise in keyhole surgery to treat a number of gynaecological and fertility problems.

The designation to become a COEMIG Unit was achived after auditing by one of the most respected surgical consumer protection organisations in the world namely the SURGICAL REVIEW CORPORATION (  This body was subcontracted by the largest and most prestigious organisation of its type the AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GYNAECOLOGICAL LAPAROSCOPISTS ( 

As part of this  designation we are committed to report on our surgical outcomes.  This forms part of our undertaking to be transparent and a true centre of excellence in our field.  

WA GynaeScope was founded in 2013 with the aim of providing excellent care to patients with gynaecological needs and promoting minimally invasive gynaecology surgery.

We carry out more than 700 minimally invasive procedures every year. These procedures range from straightforward procedures such as endometrial ablation to the more complex operations such as laparoscopic total hysterectomy, laparoscopic myomectomy and laparoscopic resection of severe cases of endometriosis.

Minimal-access or minimally invasive gynaecological surgery involves operating through much smaller incisions, resulting in less pain and a faster recovery time for patients.

It is performed using high-definition imaging systems to minimise the trauma of surgical exposure, and is a rapidly expanding branch of surgery.

In gynaecological practice, minimal access surgery is usually done by access to the body cavity via laparoscopy, hysteroscopy or cystoscopy.

Advantages of "key hole"  surgery include:

  • Less post-operative pain and wound complications 
  • Less incidence of wound problems
  • More precise visualisation of the anatomy
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • It facilitates gentler handling of tissue

Minimally invasive surgery has fundamentally changed surgery and has been adopted worldwide. With rapidly expanding expertise, minimally invasive surgery will likely replace open surgery in the future.

Under its COEMIG accreditation, WA GynaeScope is proud to offer the highest-quality minimal access gynaecological surgery to its patients.