Dr. Joseph D. DiRocco, MD

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Dr. Joseph D. DiRocco, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male

Greater Baltimore Colorectal Specialists 6569 N Charles St Ste 502, Towson, MD 21204 Get Directions
(410) 296-1661

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based on 29 total surveys (5 with reviews)
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  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. DiRocco's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (27)
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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.
I had an anal fistula repair just a few years ago. He was very knowledgable and his bed side manner put me right at ease. He took the time to explain everything I would be having done and go thru afterwards. He explained all the risks and possible things that could happen after my surgery. He was very soothing when I was nervous before my surgery and colonoscopy. I recommend him to anyone that's looking for a colorectal Dr. His staff is also very awesome! Everyone made the experience bearable!
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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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • 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
  • 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

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Repair
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • 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

Background Check

  • 0
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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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  • 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
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. DiRocco's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. DiRocco

Level of trust in provider's decisions
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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. DiRocco's Care Philosophy

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