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Dennis LaRock, MD

4.9 out of 5 (562 Ratings)



About Dennis LaRock

Dr. La Rock is co-Chief of Urology for Southcoast Hospitals and is the Chief of Robotic Surgery.

Dr. La Rock was the first surgeon at Southcoast Hospitals to perform robotic surgery.

He earned his Medical Degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and he completed a general surgery internship and a residency in Urology at New England Medical Center in Boston.

He has extensive experience in laparoscopic surgery and has introduced a number of new urological procedures in the Greater Fall River area, including prostate brachytherapy. He has also done research on cryosurgical ablation for prostate cancer.

He is an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine where he has received several “Excellence in Teaching” awards.

He is board certified in adult and pediatric urology and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology. He is a member of the American Urological Association and the Massachusetts Association of Practicing Urologists.


Dennis practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Urology

208 Mill Road Pod D
Fairhaven, MA 02719

P: 508-678-0004

Get Directions 41.6545118 -70.88430519999997

Southcoast Physicians Group Urology

1601 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-678-0004

Get Directions 41.7220017 -71.1451386

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

Provider Ratings

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Helpfulness of clerks and receptionists

Patient Comments (60)

  • Very good

  • Everything is good.

  • If everything wasn’t satisfactory I would find a new doctor

  • Goo experience even though we had to reschedule.

  • I could not say enough good things about the treatment I have received from Dr Larock and his nurses. Thank you!

  • Excellent visit. I can't think of a single improvement. Keep up the good work.

  • I was very pleased read my experience as I usually am I would highly recommend this office thank you

  • Was provided with Premier customer service.Thank you

  • I have been with this office for 2 1/2 years and have always felt comfortable and reassured. They are absolutely amazing people.

  • The care I received could not be any better.

  • The visit was perfect

  • Onschedule...much appreciated.

  • I was seen in a very timely manner. This provider is very responsive to messages on MyChart and the messages are answered usually within no more than 4 business hours. The attitude of the office staff AT THE FAIRHAVEN OFFICE leaves a lot to be desired when calling in and asking questions. They are less than pleasant. This applies to those who answer the questions, not those who answer the phone. It is a frustrating experience to call in and ask a question AT THIS OFFICE. The situation is not the same when going to the office. The provider is very knowledgeable about my complicated case.

  • Longer than normal wait to see Dr. LaRock. However, I always feel he spends enough time with me so assume he was simply being attentive to another patient.

  • Everything was perfect.

  • All good

  • Excellent experience

  • All experiences at this provider was outstanding. [Name]

  • very professional and helpful

  • Pleasant and comforting to talk to Very knowledgeable

  • Dr. LaRock exudes expertise and gave me the utmost confidence that I?m in good hands. He takes the appropriate time to fully explain the situation and process.

  • I have nothing to complain about with this Dr / staff. always professional, responds to questions takes time to explain any issues of concern

  • Dr. Larock is great

  • Great doctor and staff

  • EWe are very satisfied.

  • I was seen quickly both in registration and office appointment and everyone was pleasant and friendly and I felt they cared about me.

  • The experience was without fault.

  • I could not have had a better experience. Dr. Larock was able to see me with little advance notice before lower back surgery and explain the impact of such surgery on my bladder. He revised my medication and I was able to pass sufficient urine following procedure to be released promptly. His advice has made me much more comfortable.

  • There is never any improvement to make regarding his excellent care, as far as I’m concerned. I will never look for any other Urologist as long as I’m concerned, as well as I’m living. Sometimes there is a longer wait due to the fact that he has to make sure that other patients know all their details before they leave as much as myself. And that is very understandable. I totally agree with that because I myself may do the same.

  • Dr LaRock is AWESOME! Kind, courteous and extremely knowledgeable. I felt perfectly at ease with him and recommend him without hesitation.

  • I made my appointment 3 months in advance. I received a call that morning, saying appt had to be changed as a mistake was made and wasn’t scheduled properly by them. I had taken the day off specificallyvfkrctjid appt and wasn’t willing to reschedule. I had to strongly advocate that I needed the appt to happen that day, as mistake was not my fault. Eventually I was accommodated and appt was honored but someone with less hutzpa than myself would have been greatly inconvenienced due to staff mistake by having to reschedule. Attention to detail or not waiting until the last minute before trying to reschedule would be more professional.

  • I cannot honestly answer the last questions other than to say Dr. Larock is the best urologist I know.

  • I was satisfied with the visit. Dr. LaRock was very kind and informative.

  • Dr Larock is terrific.

  • All is very good

  • Dr.LaRock was very clear about my medical options and provided me with excellent advice on how to proceed.

  • Always a good experience with Dr Larock

  • Dr. Larock is extremely pleasant to talk with always provides excellent advise.

  • Full attention was paid to me and my situation, and did not feel like I was being rushed. Very caring and helpful.

  • Everything was fine

  • Dr. Larock is an outstanding doctor!

  • Very efficiently run office. Dr. LaRock is outstanding.

  • My experience has always been great with the staff and with Dr. LaRock

  • Dr LaRock was very professional,pleasant,and knowledgeable,he listen to my health concerns and he explained to me what my options were, and then he told me which one he thought would be my best option and why. I think Doctor LaRock is a excellent Doctor and Southcoast is very lucky to have him on there staff.Also the staff was very pleasant and professional. I would give them an A+++

  • no improvement needed

  • My visit went well I have no complaints.

  • Dr.larock and his staff at both facilities were very friendly helpful and respectful. I can not thank everyone enough for the great experience I had through the whole process.

  • Very meaningful discussion with my physician

  • Friendly courteous on time and knowledgeable.

  • Dr. LaRock is a true professional and a gentlemen. He is polite and very knowledgeable and I never feel rushed. His exam is thorough and he always has time for my concerns and questions.

  • Dr. Laroche and staff were all exceptional. The procedure went as was explained. In the time prior to the procedure date I however had time to research what the procedure was all about and other technology available today to diagnose my symptoms. I was a bit surprised that Southcoast is still using a conventional older method than what is available, is more accurate and is very targeted rather than the process I went through. That said I have the upmost respect and confidence in my care providers.

  • From the staff at the front desk, to the young lady that prepped me for the procedure, and to Dr. LaRock I couldn’t have been taken care of any better. There was plenty of professional explanation that went on regarding my situation and there was enough playful banter to keep the room loose through it all. Many thanks to everyone involved and Merry Christmas. See you next November[Name]

  • Doctor LaRock is wonderful,caring and very experienced.

  • Everything was good I was called to see the doctor right on time. However the computer system was not cooperating.

  • I am completely satisfied with the care provided and how it was provided.

  • Provider took time to listen to my concerns. Also kept a good record of my procedures and medications.

  • Dr LaRock knows how to speak to his patients. His compassion and genuine concerns with your situation are unparalleled.

  • Dr. LaRock is a solid,dedicated,knowledgeable provider who listens well,is patient and tells you whatyouneed to know on a direct professional manner.The supporting staff were professional,polite, and efficient is how they received me, prepared me for the visit and doscharged me.

  • Dr. LeRocke is the main reason I prefer to keep returning. He is very understanding and committed to my best health

  • I have been very satisfied with the care and advice Dr.LaRocke has provided as my urologist. Dennis LaRocke was my choice upon the retirement of [Name]and as well as the loving care he provided my Aunt [Name] when she was being treated for a kidney tumor.Southcoast Urology has both very qualified physicians and staff based on my experience over the years.Sincerely, [Name]

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