Dr. Joseph DiRocco, MD

Dr. Joseph DiRocco, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
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Age 43
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Dr. Joseph DiRocco, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Towson, MD and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 2001 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.Read his story

6569 N Charles St Ste 502

Towson, MD 21204

Contact Information

(410) 296-1661

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Abscess
very high
more than 96% of peers
Anorectal Abscess
very high
more than 95% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. DiRocco's bio

This content was provided by Dr. DiRocco "Dr. DiRocco is a surgeon with Greater Baltimore Colorectal Specialists. A graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, Dr. DiRocco completed his surgical residency and a surgical resident research fellowship at State University of New York Upstate Medical University. He went on to complete a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at New York-Presbyterian/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Board-certified in Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. DiRocco is interested in minimally invasive techniques and is trained in sphincter-sparing surgery for rectal cancer. Joseph DiRocco, MD, MBA, FACS, has been named Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology for the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. DiRocco "To provide the care I would want my family to receive."

2  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

48  Conditions Treated

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50  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anal Repair
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery for Cancer and Diverticular Disease
  • Laparoscopic Oncology Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Treatment for Colorectal Disease
  • Laparoscopy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectovaginal Repair
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Rectocele With Robotic Assistance
  • Sphincterotomy

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • College Of The Holy Cross
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Upstate Medical University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Upstate Medical University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • New York Presbyterian-Cornell Weill
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Evidence-Based Approach to Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. DiRocco's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. DiRocco to family and friends
42 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

  • 5
    (39)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. DiRocco's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

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...more
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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.
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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...more
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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...more
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Dr. DiRocco is very caring and professional. He and his staff are excellent.
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