About

Since 2018 our GippSnip team has performed over 300 scalpel free vasectomies. We strive to makes sure you are always in safe, qualified, competent, and warm hands.

Our Team

Dr Louise Sterling

Dr Louise Sterling

Louise is a GP Obstetrician who has been working in West Gippsland since 2004. After completing her undergraduate medical training at Monash University she undertook her internship and residency at Penninsula Health before moving to Gippsland for post-graduate specialist training in General Practice. Along with her clinical work in general practice and women's health, including antenatal and intrapartum pregnancy care, Louise works as a medical educator and is involved with committees for both the Victorian Department of Health and the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Dr Patrick Ruane

Dr Patrick Ruane

Born and raised in Gippsland, Patrick returned to the area in 2010 to work as a GP. He studied medicine at The University of Melbourne, graduating in 2007. Following this he completed an internship and residency at Western Health before undertaking an Advanced Diploma in Obstetrics, which involved advanced surgical training in procedures such as caesarean section. Interests in procedural medicine and men’s health lead to him seeking training in Scalpel Free Vasectomy. He is a passionate advocate for the benefits of family planning and is proud to be part of the GippSnip team providing the option of vasectomy for men and their families.