Resources Search
Close Search
Urgent Care

Dennis LaRock, MD

4.9 out of 5 (681 Ratings)



Book Appointment

Please Read regarding COVID-19

The Department of Public Health requires patients, visitors, and employees to wear face masks within the healthcare setting. Please wear a mask to your upcoming appointment. We will contact you by text or phone prior to your appointment to ask you about any COVID-19 symptoms you may be experiencing. Please complete our screening questions prior to your appointment.


If you are experiencing severe symptoms such as:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Change in level of consciousness or mental state/dizziness,
  • Thoughts of hurting yourself or others
  • Difficulty speaking, seeing, or loss of vision
  • Numbness/weakness in face or arms/legs
  • Blood in urine, stool, vomit, or coughing blood, poisoning or overdose
  • Serious wounds or injuries (uncontrollable bleeding)
  • Severe pain (head, neck, or abdominal)
  • Severe allergic reactions, or anything else you believe to be an emergency

Call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Loading Online Appointment Scheduling...
Can’t find an appointment online? Call our office at 508-678-0004

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.


Practicing 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 Courtesy and Respect of Staff

Patient Comments (154)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Low cost for script

  • Dr. LaRock is a caring physician. He's top notch. Love him.

  • Things were fine as is

  • Keep up the good work. My parents, my children and myself have undergone various treatments and procedures through a number years with the best of results that could be expected. Thank you.

  • Never in a rush, always explain what is happening.

  • Dr Larock and his staff are the best. They are knowledgeable, informed, friendly, concerned , efficient ,professional, and engaged. They are an example of what medicine should be, and should be used as THE benchmark for SouthCoast long term goals, and professionalism.

  • Everything went great….dr.larock is awesome

  • Excellent service.

  • I'm always treated with great professionalism at Dr. Larock's office by the staff and by the doctor himself, he's extremely knowledgeable. I have great trust in him, and I appreciate all that he and his staff do.

  • Dr. LaRock is da best!

  • No changes required......

  • Always very professional

  • Very efficient office, doctor and staff are always great.

  • My consultation and examination was very satisfactory for me, thank you for the great service.

  • Dr Larock is the best

  • This provider has always, for years done his work excellently

  • Courteous staff, efficient, organized, Dr. LaRock was friendly and detailed.

  • All went smoothly, staff was very helpful and doctor is exceptional.

  • Can't get any better!

  • On time with appointment. Thorough examination. Good consultation.

  • All good.

  • I love her doctor he's always friendly and joyful and I he explains things he breaks up so I can understand the staff is always so nice to my daughter

  • Staff and doctor are great to work with. Highly recommend him and office

  • Generally, I'm very I'm okay with the this provider, Particularly the doctor Dr. Larock and in this particular instance, which rarely happens. I had a negative experience with the checkout person who seems to be somewhat rude and well and more but somewhat rude, like I said it's a rare experience, but it wasn't this case.

  • My dr. Asked questions and made me feel at ease answering.

  • All good

  • Timely appointments, minimal wait times, efficient office practices.Physician is in command of his specialty and forthcoming in diagnosing and explaining my condition. Most importantly, I trust his assessment.

  • Dr. LaRock is one of the best. Office is friendly and efficient.

  • Excellent visit

  • Very comfortable coming to this office ,knowledgeable and friendly staff and dr is always concerned about what is going on with your health

  • I came from my job and I was in and out faster than I thought I would be. I don't think there is much to improve on

  • Everyone and everything at Dr larock office is excellent

  • Dr Larock is outstanding!!

  • Always helpful and professional.

  • Always have a great experience with this provider.

  • Dr. Larock was awesome and the lady, young lady that brought me in, blond hair...... I can't remember her name. Sorry. She was really nice. The person that was checking me out at the end, she wasn't as warm as the person that brought me in the room, but she was pleasant and professional. All in all, great doctor, great staff and highly recommend them.

  • Everything was fine.

  • Always great

  • Dr. LaRock is terrific! His staff is helpful and courteous. Besides being a great surgeon, he has a wonderful explainer.

  • greeted and escorted to an exam room in a very timely manner. appointment time was exact. nurse id herself and asked the pertinent questions. the doctor arrived, greeted me and started listening. examined me and set a course of treatment for myself and stated he would monitor my progress and would set up some lab work, prescription and an important examination procedure.

  • Dr. LaRock and staff are outstanding in their field.

  • Dr LaRock and everyone at his office is excellent. They are always friendly, listen carefully and have a pleasant demeanor. The office is very clean and well organized.

  • You did well.

  • I appreciate the doctors time and it was a great visit!

  • Very attentive

  • Please discuss with patient prior to office visit that a urine sample will be collected at time of appointment

  • Dr LaRock, his nurses Kat and Susie and receptionist Helena were wonderful. Another patient in the waiting room said to me that Dr LaRock saved his life! Kat, Susie and Helena are always friendly and courteous to us. It was a very pleasant experience when you have to go to the doctor's office.

  • Dr LaRock is amazing! Excellent professional! I am glad that my son was attended by him.

  • I was made very comfortable and at ease with a stressful procedure. Felt like I was in very good with the Dr.and supporting staff!

  • met all expectations

  • Overall all went well

  • It is my pleasure to be a patient of Dr LaRock and his staff.

  • Great Dr. Surrounded by great staff.

  • Everything went well. Thank you

  • Listens, does not rush, makes sure I understand everything we speak of.

  • Well organized and prompt. Very friendly and respectful. This was a first visit of a new urologist and I feel I made a good choice!

  • Excellent level of understanding, care and concern for me and my health needs, extremely professional staff and provider, prompt service. All around great experience.

  • On time, great doctor and staff.

  • Everything was great. Get a complete understanding of my situation from my doctor. Feel very comfortable with Dr. LaRock.

  • Excellent visit

  • I am satisfied with this group of people have been doing here for 25 years god's blessings to all thank you doctor Larock

  • Yes. The response from when the question is called ... called in by me is always good. The facilities are very clean, and neat. The ... all the staff was very, very professional, and I have been dealing with ... with this provider for quite a number years now, and do not intend to change. So, you have a good day. Thanks.

  • Dr. LaRock always listens and shows individual interest

  • Everything at Dr. Larock's office went perfect, by the time I got there until the time I left. I have negative negative answers towards the office. They're all professional and very good.

  • Happy with provider. No improvement necessary.

  • Always great in a stressful situationu00A0

  • All good. Dr. LaRock is the best! So fortunate to have him available and within our local network.

  • Dr Larock always puts me at ease. He clearly explains everything related to my care

  • everything went well

  • Everything possible was done very well, no problems or issues at all. Always looked forward to going to Dr. Larock's office. Friendly smiles and efficiency every time. Reliable care for many years. Know that I am always welcome there. Very knowledgeable doctors and staff.

  • I have been a patient of Dr. LaRock for many years. He is the most competent and compassionate physician I have ever met. I have total confidence and respect for Dr. LaRock. He's the best.

  • Very prompt and professional I felt welcome.

  • Experience was perfect no need to improve

  • Dr LaRock is an awesome Dr. I would recommend him to anyone needing a great Urologist!

  • Everything was fine i can't complain

  • Dr LaRock is a caring and compassionate physician. He listens and is always helpful with questions about my health.

  • Always I am given the time to express and explain my concerns with the utmost attention to my needs in response, given and explained in a manner that I understand when my appointment is over

  • Everything is perfect. They're doing well, so well. Everything. About everything.

  • good service

  • Dr Larock was excellent . Sadly checkout staff member was extremely rude to the point that I will not return to [Name] [Name] location. I will now only see Dr Larock in [Name] and will recommend to friends and family to avoid [Name] [Name] office.

  • I always have a positive experience with Dr. LaRock. He genuinely cares about my health and is willing to discuss all options with me. I never feel rushed and I always feel heard.

  • Dr. LaRock rocks.

  • Appointment was on Time,this is very important to me

  • I am extremely confident of being in the care if Dr. LaRock, and he and the staff are always helpful and pleasant. I highly recommend them.

  • Excellent visit as always !

  • Strong group

  • Dr LaRock always take the time to listen to my concerns. He takes the time to show and explains my lab results. I wouldn't hesitate to send my family or friends to see him.

  • Dr LaRock is caring compassionate and overall a wonderful doctor!

  • Everything was done professionally, no complaints

  • Dr. LaRock is fantastic! He is patient, informative and takes the time share pertinent details that, in my case, included review of recent scans. Never felt rushed at any point during the appointment.

  • Dr. Larock is the best

  • Dr.LaRock is a caring, good natured doctor who I'm very blessed to have. He guided me through my decision regarding radiation therapy or radical removal of my prostate. He discussed pros and cons of both making my decision very easy.

  • No improvement needed l was very happy with my visit thank you

  • Awesome experience. Dr Larock is the best.

  • I was very pleased with my experience. Keep up the good work.

  • Very happy with the group. Couldn't have a better group of doctors. I mean, you're all hooked together. I mean, you guys are the best. Best structural realignment yesterday. Hey, no kidding though. Southcoast is a good ... good ... Southcoast is a good system.

  • Dr LaRock is a GREAT Doctor!!!

  • My Dr is the best in every way that keeps me up to date with my health

  • Very good coordination with my primary

  • Keep it the same

  • Dr. Larock has probably the best group of people in the entire South Coast system. I mention that to him when I saw him the other day. I hold by that now. They're extremely confident, very efficient, and very thorough.

  • Dr LaRock is an excellent Doctor

  • He's one of the finest doctors I've ever been in, been to and I'm 84 years old. Without him, I wouldn't be alive today. I don't know what....there's not much I can say other than that. He's the greatest doctor I've ever been to. Thank you.

  • Dr. LaRock is the best.

  • Dr was very caring and knowledgeable

  • Dr. LaRock is always well-informed and easy to talk with. He is a good listener.

  • Dr. Larock is the best!

  • The ladies at the reception and /or billing window are always most pleasant and professional.Most importantly, Dr. D. LaRock, highly professional in his field and the the best urologist I have ever consulted definitely receives my highest recommendation .Renke Thye

  • Dr LaRock is a courteous and respectful person who cares about my health condition. We are fortunate to have him as one of our physicians.

  • Always take care of me

  • Dr Larock is an extremely thorough and caring provider

  • Hard pill to swallow, told me I had cancer and I didn't even know it. Now I have to have my kidney removed. Unreal! Doctor consoled me Thank You.

  • Caring,knowledgeable and polite

  • Quite frankly I do not understand why you send out an email to update my information a few days before my appointment to expedite the checkin process and when you arrive for the appointment they ask you the same questions again. Your systems and procedures need to be reviewed. When I asked the question at check in, all I received was a sorry. I will not not complete any questionnaires from the SouthCoast again, as it is a waste of my time.

  • I was well attended by everyone

  • Thorough, accurate and quick.

  • Very professional staff, very respectful, and knowledgeable.

  • Very courteous and pleasant. I always feels relaxed when I visit Dr. Larock.

  • Dr Larock is respectful and easy to talk to. I enjoy the appointments I have with him.

  • Staff could be more friendly

  • The entire staff was kind, compassionate in all of my dealings. Made an uncomfortable situation easier to endure.

  • Always respectable. Ready to answer any questions.

  • Very professional

  • Always welcoming staff. punctual and safety conscience.Excellent communication. Thorough.Upbeat and very accommodating.

  • Visits for care scheduled closer together

  • Felt cared for!

  • Dr. LaRock is a very respected doctor who is very concerned about the well being of the client. He explains himself in a manner that any lay person can understand, as well, listens to client concerns.

  • The staff and doctor were very patient informative and attentive during my visit.This was my first visit with Southcoast.

  • I am always greeted very personably - - by the front desk, the nursing staff and the doctor. Also, I appreciate that they are consistently on time and expeditious in serving me. And, the entire staff listens very well. In my mind, the entire staff is STELLAR in their performance.

  • Dr LaRock does a great job listening and genuinely caring about your health. He will answer any question no matter how small

  • Dr LaRock has been extremely beneficial to me. I'm extremely fortunate to have him as my urologist and for the care that he has provided to and for me. His explanation of procedures and surgery we're extremely beneficial and worthwhile. Moreover, his ability with his care and skill are outstanding. I respect him for who he is and how he has cared physically as well as emotionally for me. I certainly do believe in him!

  • Dr. Larock is a very professional physician. I feel very comfortable going to him. I have gone for years and I always look forward to our appointments.

  • You made me feel like we were working together to fight cancer the most effective way possible. I'm in good hands !

  • Extremely professional

  • Great staff and doctors

  • I have no suggestions

  • Dr. LaRock is the very best!His staff is exceptional.

  • Had to wait too long at check in on the second floor.

  • Dr. LaRock is the greatest surgeon of all times.

  • Dr. Larock is simply the best!

  • A good and informative experience. Follow up dates were given before I left.

  • Dr LaRoche is excellent

  • Staff is excellent.

  • Very caring, concerned and knowledgeable. Would recommend Dr. LaRock to anyone in need of a urologist. He is the BEST!

  • Very concerned about my recovery

  • no improvement needed

  • The appointment was timely and thorough. I could not have asked for better medical care.

  • OK as is.

  • The reception staff is very polite and professional. As for Dr. LaRock, I can't say enough great things about him! He is an outstanding urologist and has a great bed-side manner. He is informative, shows constant care and compassion, and you can tell that he is genuine and sincere. I wouldn't go out of my health insurance network if it wasn't for him. Quite honestly, I wouldn't go to anyone else.

  • Dr Larock was excellent. The intake and checkout staff was professional and friendly. The MA had little eye contact with me and often had her back to me as she spoke to me.

  • Dr Larock office is fast and efficient, thoughtful and provides great care

  • I was provided new prescriptions very promptly and they seem to have a promising impact on my health. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Dr Larock is excellent. He is very caring and personable. His staff is professional.

  • Staff - NOT Dr. - seems to always be too busy and not very personable. Not expecting a lengthy conversation but a smile occasionally wouldn't hurt

View More Comments

Southcoast Health physician profiles now feature star ratings.  Below, you’ll find frequently asked questions about our process for calculating the ratings.

Why does Southcoast publish survey ratings online?
Southcoast is dedicated to providing patients and consumers with helpful information about the quality of our patients’ experiences. Star ratings published on our physician biography pages are based on actual responses from patients of that particular physician to patient satisfaction surveys that are distributed and processed by a national patient satisfaction survey vendor.

Who receives the survey?
Our vendor sends surveys via SMS or email to all patients seen in our outpatient physician practices who have a valid smart phone number or email address on file with Southcoast Health. Surveys are sent to patients within a few days of their appointment.

How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
Star ratings are calculated using an average of all survey responses to each of three questions: Courtesy and Respect of Staff, Provider Overall Rating, and  Willingness to Recommend Provider’s Office.  The star rating displayed on our physicians’ main biography page represents the average of the three measures for that particular physician.