Dr. Joseph DiRocco, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 46

Dr. DiRocco
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Emma Zargarian M.d. P.A.

6565 N Charles St Ste 501 Towson, MD 21204

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(443) 849-3130

Dr. Joseph DiRocco, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Towson, MD and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities Greater Baltimore Medical Center and University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. DiRocco to book an appointment.

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Dr. DiRocco's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. DiRocco performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 90% of his peers

Dr. DiRocco performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hemorrhoidectomy
Intestinal Obstruction
high
high

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

Dr. DiRocco's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Repair
  • Anal Sphincter Dysplasia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • 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
  • Cystotomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • 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)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Internal Anal Sphincter Myopathy
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery for Cancer and Diverticular Disease
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Oncology Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Treatment for Colorectal Disease
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Rectocele
  • Rectosigmoid Neoplasm
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Rectovaginal Repair
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. DiRocco accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. DiRocco's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. DiRocco

4.8

Based on 51 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
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  • Explained conditions well (46)
  • Listened & answered questions (46)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
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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
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
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  • 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
  • Listened & answered questions
  • 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.
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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.??
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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.
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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
What could be improved
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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.
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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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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Bel Air, MD – Mar 22, 2017
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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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Crystal in Bel Air, MD – Jan 17, 2017
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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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About Me

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
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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
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Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Evidence-Based Approach to Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Joseph DiRocco, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. DiRocco has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Joseph DiRocco, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. DiRocco frequently treats Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags, Intestinal Obstruction, and Hemorrhoids. See all procedures and conditions Dr. DiRocco treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph DiRocco, MD's office located?

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

What languages does Dr. Joseph DiRocco, MD speak?

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

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Locations

Practice

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

Baltimore, MD

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Bel Air, MD

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)