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Dennis LaRock, MD

4.9 out of 5 (692 Ratings)



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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

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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.

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Patient Comments (157)

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  • 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

  • I was completely satisfied from my initial contact to my exit. I have already recommended the practice to others.

  • All was well, Taken on time with little to no wait in back room. Nurse was very good, Doc. was great and check out was good.

  • Dr. LaRock and his staff are helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly.

  • Prompt service. Polite staff.

  • Dr. Dennis Laroche has been my urologist since replacing my previous SC urologist Dr. [Name] whom I had for many years.I have been fortunate to have enjoyed a condition that has been managed by meds as well as having a urologist that has provided me with medical oversight that has been favorable and not invasive.Sincerely[Name] [Name]

  • Dr.Larock does a very good job in explaining my health situation. Makes me feel very comfortable.

  • Dr LaRock is always helpful, caring and professional, we are very lucky to have him at Southcoast Healthcare system

  • Very pleased with my visit.

  • Excellent Customer Service

  • Dr LaRock is a champ!! Every doctor should be as capable and personable.

  • Dr. Larock is just a wonderful doctor that listens intently to everything that is said and I can't I'd give him more than 10 if I could. Thank you. Bye.

  • Pleasant, knowledgeable, helpful for fifteen years,

  • Signing in at the front desk was offhanded and somewhat callus!

  • My visit was very professional and informative

  • Yeah, I have a long history of ... of - as a patient with Dr. Larock and he's very, very knowledgeable, very professional and I feel very comfortable in his care. He's never let me down, and I wouldn't use anybody else. Thank you.

  • This is [Name] [Name] I just want to say Dr. Larock is the best doctor and I'm most concerned, and cares about your health, and made me feel very comfortable is there so I rate him a ten any day of the week thank you bye.

  • okay Dr. Larockpreventive best service he coded minute man I'm just I finished cancer treatment a lot of questions and he answered them and he uicker response when I needed it and I break grateful thank you

  • The care was very good, and the staff was very pleasant and professional. In my opinion there could have been more training regarding self catheterization. It was a very overwhelming experience and I had to resort to YouTube to figure it out.

  • Listened to my concerns

  • Whenever I go to Dr. Larock appointment, the staff as well, as ... Dr. Larock always makes me feel comfortable, and ... they always do things correct ... and they always look out for my interest.

  • My visit to Dr Larock was excellent. The staff is always helpful and interested in my care. Dr. Larock took the time to discuss all my past issues and current situation.

  • Dr Larock is amazing he is a caring, considerate and excellent doctor

  • I was especially impressed with the fact that other healthcare concerns was asked about. Because I have developed some intestinal problems, Dr. Larocku00A0changed my medication, in case that could be part of my problem. That means he listened to all my health concerns.u00A0

  • This practice is always great!

  • I Always get the Best Care n Treatment Very Professional n Knowledgeable! The Best!

  • This was my first encounter with Dr. Larock and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. He listened and explained things to me in an easy to understand manner. He was kind, genuine, and I felt like he truly cared about my health. I was put at ease during a time where I was extremely nervous and fearful for what might be. Please do all you can to keep this physician employed with Southcoast. Thank you.

  • Dr. Larocku00A0is always prepared and takes the time to explain what is needed. We had a pleasant, informative visit.

  • Professional all around

  • Very well run office. Wonderful staff. Drs are great Thoughtful And took the time needed.

  • Everyone is friendly and professional. Dr. LaRock is excellent

  • from the receptionist to my doctor the experience could have not been better

  • very satisfied this office.

  • First Dr LaRock is the best. I was so glad that he would be my doctor. He took such great care of my wife when she had kidney cancer and has a good health kidney left. The check in person was a big help with a billing problem that I had at my primary providers office and save me money and future problems. Everyone was helpful and pleasant. When your not feeling right and a little nervous friendly people are a big help.

  • Staff is always polite and professional. Dr. Larock is a caring and extremely understanding and professional.

  • great

  • Appointments are always on time..Because of the virus they take extra safety measures making me feel safe going in. Dr Larock is wonderful, he explains my situation carefully so that I'm not alarmed..I can't be any more happier with their practice.

  • Very impressed with Dr LaRockExperienced caring provider Support staff is wonderful Very nice experience

  • Dr LaRock is a great communicator. When you need a question answered, he will answer on MyChart. He is very thorough and will listen to you and responds.

  • The entire staff were welcoming. They listened to my concerns and explained things in a way that I could easily understand. Talking to the doctor was easy. He spoke to me and treated me with respect.

  • Got me in promptly ,seen the doctor quickly ,very positive experience here

  • Dr. Larock was wonderful provider. He always takes good care of me and he made arrangements to do surgery right away. I needed it he's he's excellent Man. The only thing that I didn't like about my visit was a lady who schedules the appointments for surgery. She was very very rude. She treated me like the second class citizen. She she sculls all the time. She's a she's not a nice woman and when I called today to cancel the surgery because my kidney stone passed, she was such a rotten person I hung up on her and I wouldn't they wouldn't even talk to her. So whether that woman is it makes their arrangements for surgery needs to have a talking too.

  • The office and Nurses are Awesome

  • On time, efficient, felt listened to.

  • Always pleasant atmosphere and a pleasure to visit this office. I have been with Dr. LaRock for 5 years now and he and his staff are the BEST!!!!

  • Doing a fine job.

  • Your office and its staff are to be commended for their careto my every needs and also Dr. LaRock for his un-divided attentionto my needs.

  • Dr. LaRock was very professional And explain things in a manner that I was able to understand. I was very pleased with my visit.

  • was good

  • Dr. Larock and company always treat me as family, kind, thoughtful and courteous. Always look forward to appointments. Thank you. We

  • Dr.Larock was excellent in explaining my condition and in doing my exam.And in monitoring my condition in the future.

  • When entering bldg.have people who speak so you can understand them.

  • From check-in to meeting with my physician, each member of the team was very attentive and compassionate. Every phase of my appointment was extremely efficient and waiting was not an issue. I was especially pleased and impressed with Dr. LaRock. Although my first visit with him, he instilled immediate confidence and eased my anxiety with a thorough explanation of my condition and a clear plan of excellent demeanor that left me feeling very confident in my future care.

  • Dr LaRock is professional, knowledgeable and empathetic. He is one of the best doctor I know

  • Dr. Larock always curtius and listen what I have to say.

  • They were very helpful. When I arrived the receptionist was, the doctor is wonderful, he's caring, he's calm, he's excellent doctor, and is always well informed, and I would refer anyone to him. We have had such wonderful relationship with him over the years, and he's always been there for us. So I rate him an absolute 10, and the staff working with him were very courteous, and accommodating also, so it's always a very positive experience and it was yesterday as well. Thank you.

  • Dr. Larock, is by far the best!

  • Dr. LaRock is a gem.

  • ok

  • all staff were courteous. they address my problem accurately and in professional manner. everything was great.

  • Very smart down to earth guy Underdstands his stuff and how to communicate for the patients benefit Very very rare today..........thanks [Name] [Name]

  • The best!

  • Great experience overall. Dr LaRock was very professional, gave me all the information I needed, and had a positive demeanor. The support staff was great as well. I was taken in right on time and a follow-up appointment was made on the spot.The only negative...I always find it hard when you see a physician for the first time and they are just reading your medical history on the spot. Probably unrealistic, but it would be nice if they had time to review your history before coming in.

  • Dr LaRock is Wonderful

  • Very good treatment

  • Everything went well. No problems. Thank you

  • Urology, Inc. is the best, especially Dr.LaRock. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • Dr. Larock, is a great Dr.

  • Fabulous.He was very professional. I have recommended to family and friends to make a appointment with Dr.LaRocke. The girls we're very nice.

  • You have always been there for me and have answered all of my questions.

  • All was very well done and I am very satisfied

  • Dr. Larock is one of the best doctors that I've ever been to. Thank you very much.

  • Dr. LaRock and his wonderful staff are the BEST.

  • I arrived, was processed and saw the nurse and doctor immediately. Very efficient and friendly. Thank you.

  • All good.

  • Provider listened to me. I felt very comfortable with him.

  • In situations requiring treatment while at this location, or appointments involving follow up and future care it has always been done with care and professionalism. I am confident with Dr. Larock as part of my health care team and feel fortunate with his advice and guidance

  • Dr. LaRock makes me feel we are a team on my care.

  • The effiency of office staff and dr larock and dr [Name] are amazing.

  • Everything was satisfactory

  • Hey, everyone was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and I especially appreciate Dr. Larock's knowledge and patient relations.

  • Dr. Larock is an excellent physician. I feel very blessed to be in the care of Southcoast Urology.

  • Everything was great... no need to change anything!

  • Dr. LaRock is a terrific surgeon. He is pleasant, well informed, and really is concerned with the follow-up care and tests.

  • Called me back very soon as I sent in CT an email!!

  • Dennis LaRock is a brilliant professional and totally committed to his patients

  • Thoroughly professional, efficient and trustworthy.

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