Dr. Joseph Dirocco, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 47

Colorectal Surgery

Dr. Joseph Dirocco, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Towson, MD and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities Greater Baltimore Medical Center and UM Upper Chesapeake Health. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Joseph Dirocco, MD

Greater Baltimore Colorectal

6565 N Charles St Ste 501 Towson, MD 21204
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Excellent!
Great doc. Had my records from another hospital pulled from MyChart. Listened. Asked questions. Great personality/ style. Team was easy to work with to schedule, etc. Highly recommend
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Ann-Marie McGowan – Jul 20, 2022
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I cannot possibly praise Dr. Joseph DiRocco and his team highly enough. In short, he saved my life. This is a man at the top of his profession and for good reason. I was diagnosed with "chronic diverticulitis" and referred for surgery last spring. Well, it turned out to be colon cancer and was caught at Stage 1. Trust this man, he is the best.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Andrew Smith – Jan 04, 2022
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Dr. DiRocco is the most thorough doctor that I’ve ever been to. He explained everything to me so that I would understand every process of my surgery. He is the most pleasant n caring surgeon I know.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Nov 05, 2020
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Dr Dirocco is wonderful, Excellent bedside manner. Would highly recommend Dr Dirocco for your care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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E Turner – Oct 31, 2020
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What a great surgeon. I underwent colon surgery for chronic diverticulitis. An excellent surgeon with an excellent and accessible bedside manner. This was elective surgery and I took my time making this decision. I was never rushed or pushed in any particular direction. It was my decision to pursue surgery, or not. I can tell you that Dr. DiRocco is an excellent communicator and very much down to earth. I highly recommend him for anyone considering or requiring colorectal surgery. With Dr. DiRocco, you have a highly trained, accomplished, and relatable surgeon. That’s all I can ask for when I’m “under the knife.”
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Brian F – Aug 26, 2020
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I had THD hemorrhoid surgery performed by Dr. DiRocco at GBMC on May 23, 2019 and had a positive experience. He explained everything clearly and answered all my questions. The outcome has been excellent. My only regret is that I didn't have this surgery done years ago. I highly recommend Dr. DiRocco.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Aug 06, 2020
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Dr. Dirocco performed an emergency appendectomy for me and I am so fortunate he was able to be there to perform the surgery. He arrived very early to perform the procedure and was kind, reassuring and informative. I had my procedure during Covid-19 so I was unable to have anyone with me at the hospital. He cared about reaching out to my husband and personally called him two times to update him on how I was doing before and after my procedure. That is compassion at its finest. Dr. Dirocco cares about people and is a true professional in so many ways. When we had a follow-up appointment, he even remembered my husband’s name and my case. I highly recommend Dr. Dirocco and hope to see him again under better circumstances!
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Amanda – May 21, 2020
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Dr. DiRocco was my Surgeon for a Laparoscopic Sigmoid Colonoscopy on March 6, 2020. From my first visit to his office over two years earlier, he showed both tremendous empathy to my diverticulitis condition and thorough analysis of my current symptoms and test results. He carefully monitored my condition during the two years until I became a candidate for surgery. Each visit included a complete analysis of my CAT scan results and progression of the disease. The day of my surgery progressed like a well oiled machine. From check-in to preparations before surgery everyone was comforting and efficient. The operative team was most impressive. Dr. DiRocco immediately spoke with my wife after surgery and was both thorough and comforting. The GBMC Nursing staff was awesome during recovery and when I was moved to my room. I showed remarkable progress and got out of bed 10 hours after I was moved to the room. Within 3 hours I was walking independently. Twelve hours later I was released.??
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Dr. C. Nelson Fritts, Hr. – Mar 11, 2020
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Dr. Dirocco has a great bedside manner, puts a patient at ease and is very knowledgeable about his field.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nick K. in Joppa, MD – Jan 18, 2019
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First time patient. Very happy with Dr. DiRocco! He took the time to listen to my issues, explained everything in detail and I never felt rushed. His staff was pleasant and friendly. I would highly recommend Dr. DiRocco. Although I had to wait about 6 weeks for an appointment it was well worth the wait.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Donna in Towson, MD – Aug 09, 2018
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Dr Dirocco is one in a million.He was available 24/7 for me whenever I had a concerns. Kim in BelAire office and all staff wonderful.Dr Dirocco made a very scary time in my life much easier.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Caryl. Tilton in Aberdeen – May 06, 2018
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I was recently discharged from GBMC after a lengthy stay at GBMC for serious complications from diverticulitis and subsequent colostomy. I was a mess physically and mentally and terrified of the whole thing. Dr. DiRocco was AMAZING. I am beyond grateful to him for his kindness, patience and his professional knowledge. He has a superb bedside manner and visited me often to see how I was getting along and to answer any questions. I felt completely safe and secure in his care.
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Tracey Hall in Baltimore, Maryland – Apr 07, 2018
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Dr DiRocco is an outstanding doctor. Staff is very compassionate, quick to respond, and goes out of their way to assist you. Dr DiRocco never makes you feel rushed, easy to talk with, and treats you with great respect to show he truly cares. Outstanding surgeon with great bedside manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Abingdon, MD – Jan 31, 2018
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I never got a chance to even meet Dr. DiRocco because his office staff was so rude and abusive on the phone, when I was simply trying to find out information and make an appointment. I spoke to two receptionists, and both of them were irritated by the most basic questions about the doctor’s locations, availability, and hospital privileges. The first one gave me information that later turned out to be completely false, and the second one inexplicably hung up on me as I was trying to make an appt.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Piscataway, NJ – Dec 09, 2017
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Dr Dirocco allowed me to share a lot of my medical history, did not rush me through our visit. I felt listened to which is of utmost importance to me as a patient. He also respected my proactive & holistic approach to my health. He was incredibly respectful and gentle during his exam, and I am grateful to be scheduled for a colonoscopy feeling confident in his and his staff's care for me while I'll be under anesthesia. For dealing with delicate issues,Dr Dirocco was incredibly approachable &kind
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Washington, DC – Aug 16, 2017
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Dr. DiRocco is very caring and professional. He and his staff are excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Probst in Peach Bottom, Pa – Aug 05, 2017
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Dr.DiRocco is wonderful...very easy to talk to and makes you feel completely at ease. He explains everything thoroughly and gives you his complete attention.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Baltimore, MD – Jun 16, 2017
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Very skilled and professional surgeon and very warm and engaging staff too. Nice follow up following the procedure. Would surely recommend Dr DiRocco to a family member or friend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Towson, MD – Jun 04, 2017
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Outstanding Doctor who really puts his patients at ease. Dr. Dirocco is very thorough and explains everything.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laurel, MD – May 19, 2017
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great experience with Dr Dirocco and his team at Endoscopy of Bel Air, Maryland. Would highly recommend this team for you Endoscopy needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bel Air, MD – Mar 22, 2017
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Care Philosophy

To provide the care I would want my family to receive.

Biography

Dr. DiRocco is a surgeon with Greater Baltimore Colorectal Specialists.

A graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New...
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Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

Upstate Medical University
Internship Hospital
2010
New York Presbyterian-Cornell Weill
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Upstate Medical University
Residency Hospital
2001
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Evidence-Based Approach to Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2012

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What are Dr. Joseph Dirocco, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Dirocco frequently treats Intestinal Obstruction, Hemorrhoids, and Constipation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dirocco treats.

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Dr. Dirocco's office is located at 6565 N Charles St Ste 501, Towson, MD 21204. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Dirocco speaks Spanish, Italian, and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Dirocco's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Intestinal Obstruction
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dirocco treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Dirocco treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus
Hemorrhoids
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dirocco treats Hemorrhoids more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Dirocco treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Constipation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dirocco treats Constipation more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Dirocco treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Dirocco's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itch
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Sphincter Dysplasia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonic Diverticulosis
  • Colonic Inertia
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Polyp
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis of the Ileum
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Internal Anal Sphincter Myopathy
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Large Bowel Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Rectocele
  • Rectosigmoid Neoplasm
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Repair of Rectocele With Robotic Assistance
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Locations

Greater Baltimore Colorectal

Emma Zargarian M.d. P.A.6565 N Charles St Ste 501 Towson, MD 21204
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Greater Baltimore Colorectal

at Medstar Union Memorial3333 N Calvert St Ste 665B Baltimore, MD 21218
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