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Dr. Joseph DiRocco, MD

Colorectal Surgery ·  Male · Age 44

Dr. DiRocco

Dr. Joseph DiRocco, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Towson, MD and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 2001 and specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.


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(443) 849-4800

Dr. DiRocco accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Medicaid
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Dr. DiRocco's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. DiRocco treats Anal Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. DiRocco treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Anal Fissure
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DiRocco treats Anal Fissure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. DiRocco treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DiRocco performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 97% of his peers

Dr. DiRocco performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hemorrhoidectomy

Dr. DiRocco's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Repair
  • Anal Sphincter Dysplasia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonic Diverticulosis
  • Colonic Inertia
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Polyp
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis of the Ileum
  • 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
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Internal Anal Sphincter Myopathy
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • 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
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Rectocele
  • Rectosigmoid Neoplasm
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

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

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
New York Presbyterian-Cornell Weill
Fellowship Hospital
Upstate Medical University
Residency Hospital
Upstate Medical University
Internship Hospital
2001
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Medical School
College of the Holy Cross
Undergraduate School
2001

Languages

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Evidence-Based Approach to Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2012

Dr. DiRocco's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. DiRocco

4.7

Based on 45 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Dirocco has a great bedside manner, puts a patient at ease and is very knowledgeable about his field.
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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.
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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.
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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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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 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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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
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Dr. DiRocco is very caring and professional. He and his staff are excellent.
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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.
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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.
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Outstanding Doctor who really puts his patients at ease. Dr. Dirocco is very thorough and explains everything.
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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.
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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!!!
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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
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Very professional, great staff
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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