Dr. Joseph DiRocco, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 45
  
Dr. DiRocco
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Greater Baltimore Medical Center

6565 N Charles St Ste 501 Towson, MD 21204

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(443) 849-4800

Dr. Joseph DiRocco, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Towson, MD and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. DiRocco has more experience with Colorectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. 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 UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. 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 accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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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
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Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Southern Health PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
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Practice Areas

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DiRocco performs Colectomy more than 92% of their peers

Dr. DiRocco performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DiRocco performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 88% of their peers

Dr. DiRocco performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

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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

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4.7

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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.
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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.
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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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Waltham, MA – Dec 30, 2016
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Very professional, great staff
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Anita in Bel Air, MD – Nov 18, 2016
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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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Jan G in Bel Air, MD – Sep 03, 2016
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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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James utter in Bel Air, MD – Jul 28, 2016
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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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Chip in Fallston, MD – Apr 15, 2016
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About Me

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

Specialties

  • Colorectal 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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • English

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Media & Publications

  • Evidence-Based Approach to Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2012

Locations

Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Tba6565 N Charles St Ste 501 Towson, MD 21204
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Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Baltimore, MD

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

Bel Air, MD

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)