Dr. Joseph DiRocco, MD


Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male

Dr. Joseph DiRocco, MD

Dr. Joseph DiRocco, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Towson, MD. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. DiRocco is affiliated with Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Dr. DiRocco's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
Baltimore, MD |
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.
Towson, MD |
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.
Laurel, MD |
Outstanding Doctor who really puts his patients at ease. Dr. Dirocco is very thorough and explains everything.
Bel Air, MD |
great experience with Dr Dirocco and his team at Endoscopy of Bel Air, Maryland. Would highly recommend this team for you Endoscopy needs.
in Bel Air, MD |
Made appt with staff on Dec 23rd, they asked doctor if he did umbilical hernias while I was on the phone and he said YES. My appt was made for TODAY Jan 17th and they call this morning to say that my appt is cancelled because he does not do umbilical hernias!!?? Discriminating part is that I just completed my patient info on their website LAST NIGHT and then get the call for cancellation today!!?? I put down rectal bleeding, etc and HE still didn't want to see me! HORRIBLY UNPROFESSIONAL!!!
Waltham, MA |
The ladies in charge of running the office weren't very friendly to me,as I needed a receipt for paying my doctor's bill.The one in the back of the office kept questioning me why I needed the receipt. Then she got all personal with me and voiced her opion on my personal life.Tey don't have an appropiate billing system.Now I have to take the office a copy of my money order to the office again .It got cashed 3 weeks ago,and billing person never posted payment.Nobody ever returned my calls previous
in Bel Air, MD |
Very professional, great staff
in Bel Air, MD |
Dr. DiRocco and his staff were just wonderful. He met with me before the colonoscopy to explain how all would proceed. He was genuine and easy to converse with. I felt comfortable with him immediately. His staff was competent and thorough before during and after the procedure. They couldn't do enough for me that day. I HIGHLY recommend dr. DiRocco and his practice.
in Bel Air, MD |
Everyone was friendly and at had a feeling of being at ease. The procedure was pretty quick (around 20 minutes and I was home within an hour and a half of getting there) but no one was hurrying you out the door and plenty of time was given for recovering. This was a way better experience than what we had with my daughter 2 years ago down at John Hopkins.
in Fallston, MD |
I have had multiple interactions with Dr. DiRocco for some colorectal issues. He is unfailingly matter-of-fact, friendly and low-key. Excellent patient experience, particularly with, ahem, invasive procedures.
in Baltimore MD |
Dr. DiRocco is a wonderful surgeon and he has a great bedside manner. He listens to your concerns and is very compassionate. I would definitely recommend him.
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Dr. DiRocco's Care Philosophy

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

Dr. DiRocco's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Maryland not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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

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Board Certifications

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itch
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Sphincter Dysplasia
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonic Diverticulosis
  • Colonic Inertia
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Polyp
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis of the Ileum
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Internal Anal Sphincter Myopathy
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Rectocele
  • Rectosigmoid Neoplasm
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Medical School
    Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Upstate Medical University
  • Residency Hospital
    Upstate Medical University
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    New York Presbyterian-Cornell Weill
  • Undergraduate School
    College Of The Holy Cross

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Repair
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • 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 Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery for Cancer and Diverticular Disease
  • Laparoscopic Oncology Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Treatment for Colorectal Disease
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery