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Dennis LaRock, MD

4.8 out of 5 (772 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.

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Patient Comments (168)

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  • The staff was very welcoming. I felt safe the whole time I was there.

  • The provider was excellent

  • i am pleased with this provider

  • I'm very satisfied with Dr. Larock. He's a wonderful doctor. The televisit was a good alternative to being able to go into the office during covid-19 and I appreciate his time.

  • My wife and I were extremely happy with our visit with Dr. Larock. He was very empathetic, knowledgeable and really has a caring way about him. He is also very knowledgeable and put us at ease. We left in a much better place than when we arrived.

  • all subjects great

  • I was amazed how quickly I was tended to and I was very pleased with with everyone during my visit.


  • I have no complaints--everything was done well.

  • The staff was very professional. The doctor was very professional and very informative, he knew all about my case and I'm just extremely satisfied with the doctor.

  • Dr. LaRock is always professional and has a nice demeanor.

  • great folks

  • I have the utmost confidence in Dr LaRock

  • Dr Larock is always easy to talk to and listens to what you have to say.

  • Everyone was pleasant and skilled.

  • Improving is not possible, I think.

  • Easy and efficient appointment

  • This. Is a king and valued relationship that is built in trust and great care

  • Dr Larock is a true gentleman and a great listener. Southcoast is very fortunate to have him on their team.

  • Keep going

  • Overall positive experience

  • Quick access to examination room to see doctor. Didn’t feel rushed. Did not take blood pressure and don’t know why.

  • The doctor was very professional about my health concerns when I inform about them.

  • Very safe and of course excellent care. Dr. LaRock is one of the very very best and at 82 I have been to many doctors.[Name] [Name]

  • I arrived early and was taken right away

  • Appt was on time, limited people waiting in the waiting room. All people were screen before entering the waiting room. Staff was pleasant. Overall a very good first visit

  • Doctor LaRock is among the BEST physicians at SCH. Having just turned 72 two days ago, there is truth to the saying, "what is the key to reaching old age? Having a good urologist!"

  • This provider is always informative. Helpful and has a good sense of humor.

  • All around great experience as soon as I walked through the door!!

  • Profesional as usual, courteous, helpful, easy to understand, right on time.

  • The medical assistant was pleasant and knowledgeable of her job. The nurse was knowledgeable and friendly and my physician takes time with me and listens to my concerns and what can be done to resolve a problem.

  • Quick in and out,Covid screening thorough, Dr reviewed test results and examined me couldn't be more professional and friendly.

  • Dr. Larock is smart but talks in terms lay person can understand, even complex medical concepts.

  • Very efficient!! Thank you

  • It will be nice to go back to in-person appointments.

  • Dr.LaRock is a rock star !

  • I can't think of anything that I would suggestion to this health care provider along with they're staff to make my experience with them any better. They are truly excellent at what they do. Sincerely, [Name] [Name]

  • Dr Larock has been outstanding physician. He's always answered my questions, spends very much time with me, never seems to be in a rush, always gives me the right answers. I recommend him to all my friends - I couldn't be more happy with this doctor.

  • Southcoast Health providers and staff are the best professionally and personally on most levels

  • This office they did a great job checking people in making sure they had no temperature making sure that everybody set 6 feet apart in the waiting room and also sterilized everybody's hands with the the disinfectant and everybody's courteous Dr. Larock is a great physician always enjoy talking to him. He's very, very knowledgeable and give you all the options. So appreciate the visit. Thank you.

  • It is very good

  • Everything went fine. Dr. LaRock was thorough as usual.

  • Great folks who look after each patient.

  • timely and friendly always.

  • Always respectful.

  • Caring, friendly atmosphere. Dr. LaRock is well knowledgeable and cares about his patients. Great rapport with those in his care.

  • Great staff- excellent doctor!!

  • I can't say enough about Dr. LaRock and his staff. They are wonderful.

  • Friendly, efficient. MD remembered me from last visit. Illustrates MD and staff make the extra effort to provide personnal care.

  • As always assume and professional!

  • This was a telephone conversation. Once I spoke with the doctor it went well. There was a problem in time and communication but it was really no ones fault.

  • Dr Javeed is the best

  • Dr. Larock and his team are the best anywhere!

  • They were very helpful to me and answered my questions and they told me all I have to do. Thank you.

  • I think they were very courteous and very patient and any questions that I would have they would answer it. They were just courteous and I enjoyed being there and I wish most other places were the same thing. I like the location. I liked the building and I especially like the doctor and the nurses that took care of me. So that's it.

  • Appreciated the option of the virtual visit.

  • Everyone was just fine Thank you

  • Dr.LaRock is awesome!

  • Staff and doc did a great job. Only thing did not like waiting outside on sidewalk for someone to open door.

  • Dr Larock is the best in all aspects.

  • It’s important that all staff wear face masks in healthcare settings. Overall, level of care and attentiveness was superb.

  • Excellent telehealth call with Dr Larock

  • Dr. Larock is a very caring, knowledgeable, and attentive doctor.And my husband can't say enough good about him.

  • Our video visit was very nice.

  • Dr LaRoc was very thorough as usual

  • Staff extremely courteous both during phone calls and in office!

  • Dr. LaRock and his staff are always very helpful and informative. He is thorough and checks my past medical history to ensure I receive the necessary tests/procedures. His staff is courteous and professional and again...make sure you are informed and have everything you need.

  • Really like the telehealth option and hope it continues after the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Very good visit no improvement needed

  • The people are always very nice, very courteous, and the doctor was very attentive, and I've been seeing him for a while and I plan on continuing to see him.

  • The doctor called me right on time

  • Quickest DR. Appointment I've ever had! But that was a good thing. Discussed what we needed to as the appointment was Remote by phone!

  • I always feel wel imed and I am very comfortable with the way my visits are handled

  • Dr Larock knew everything about why I was seeing him. He was knowledgeable, as well as personable. I am very impressed withhim. His staff followed up with necessary appointments for me.I am very pleased with Dr. Larock and his staff.

  • Everything very professional and caring

  • Dr. Carroll is my physician at this practice. In his absence I saw Dr. Larock. He was warm and caring, and his diagnosis proved to be accurate. I would highly recommend him to others.

  • Being just Diagnosed with my condition and concerns I went right to the top and seen Dr.Larock He was awesome, listened very well, let me talk. Then he told me what we were going to do, explained everything and answered all my questions !! I would highly recommend him!!!

  • the covid triage at entrance went well.Having a lab in facility is very convenient.Ample parking is great.

  • You call and talk to me in very timely manner and everything all information was exchanged. It was very good.

  • I feel confident that the doctor and staff will take care of my medical issue in a professional manner when the surgery is performed in June.

  • Dr LaRock is the bestSo is everyone in his office

  • I Was provided Premier customer service. My provider answered all my questions and addressed all of my concerns.Thank you South Coast

  • Todays visit was Dr Larock phone visit was a great phone visit the Dr explained all my concerns thoroughly & not rushed i think it was best with the situation we was in know with the virus .thank you

  • Dr. LaRock & his staff were great. I feel good having him as my Urologist!

  • Did everything expected

  • Dr. LaRock and his staff are absolutely the best. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • I Get the Best Care the Doctors n Staff are Very Knowledgeable n Professional!

  • The medical staff and the doctors have always been courteous, helpful and well disciplines in the performance of their duties. I have been impressed with them since I my miscellaneous treatment protocols.

  • Let me tell you. I never wanted to be a cancer survivor. But I am and it was because of the team at South Coast. And Dr. Larock. That enabled me to be coming one of those a cancer survivor. End of story.

  • Tele-medicine, used appropriately, seems to provide the best use of time & resources for the physician and the patient

  • Dr LaRock gave excellent feedback about my my condition and gave great information.

  • Everything was fine. Everything was great. They did everything I could have asked for and the doctor, and and the nurse and everybody was fantastic. They really are, they're awesome. So I have nothing, A Plus, I have nothing else to say.

  • Very happy !!

  • I can't imagine a better urologist.

  • DR. LaRock took the time to talk with me on the phone I am deaf need C.C. to talk on phone He remember my last vist very good fix my prescriptions & Made me very happy Thank You

  • doctor explains everything to me clearly that i understand.

  • Appreciated the telephone appointment during this difficult time.

  • I like Dr Larock. He is easy to talk to and very interested in his patients well being.

  • This appointment was fine over the phone, which was very effective, informative and appreciated under the current circumstances.

  • Dr. LaRock is the best

  • Dr. Larock was excellent. He was very patient. He took his time. He explained everything to me and I would highly recommend him.

  • Dr.LaRock is the best!

  • This was a telephone appt so there was no front office. The appt was fine the doctor was very receptive and knowledgeable. All my questions were answered

  • Dr LaRock was so kind and caring. Took time to answer all of my questions. Receptionist was so kind as well. Highly recommend!

  • It was well done.

  • The visit was very good and quick.

  • Yes, I'm saying that the the telephone conference on my medical condition was excellent. No complaints. It was very well organized and established and it was no problem is whatever.

  • Dr. LaRock was very thorough in his assessment and made me feel comfortable with my treatment and plan

  • I was well satisfied with my conversation with Dr. LaRockas usual, and very comfortable having him as my urologist

  • Professional courteous and explained everything.

  • Been with Dr LaRock & [Name] for years they’ve never let me down period,enough said you can’t get any better even if you went to [Name] ,their staff always efficient and nice 

  • Kind,friendly and professional service.

  • These are the nicest medical people I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.

  • You did well

  • Dr. Larock is always nice and (INAUDIBLE) medical problems and always gives me great advice.

  • The service was outstanding !!!!! PLEASE CONTINUE THE SAME !!!!!!!

  • Nothing, very professional and easy to talk to.

  • I have never had any problems whatsoever with him since I’ve seen him for many years.I never have any complaints whatsoever.

  • Dr Larock provided me with my history of previous PSA results and discussed the current trends of tx for prostate cancer if and when I contract cancer.

  • Dr. Larock cares about his patients and takes the time to listen to all my concerns.

  • Nothing to improve. Everything was satisfactory and everyone was very helpful.

  • seen in a timely manner. very professional.

  • Dr. LaRock is an absolutely amazing urologist! I wouldn’t see any other doctor but him.

  • Dr. Larock is a great Dr.

  • My visit was easy to understand and well explained

  • Hey, yes I was seen in a very timely manner from check in to the time the provider came in and saw me. I was very impressed with that. Thank you.

  • Everything went extremely smoothly, no waiting.

  • I was very comfortable with with Doctor LaRock. He listened to me he answered my questions and made me feel very comfortable

  • My appointment is always a positive experience. Excellent doctor and helpful staff

  • Please continue to do what you’re doing for the care and concern for the patients. Office staff is pleasant. My physician is the best caring and soft spoken and experienced in his craft. Love him.

  • Staff and Dr. Larock are wonderful. They always put me at ease.

  • Dr Larock is the best.....kind and caring!

  • Efficient, on-time treatment. Trustworthy staff. No improvements needed.

  • I think they did everything well, not perfect.

  • All good. Prompt service. Competent receptionist and nurses and the doctor was outstanding.

  • I just wanted to say what a wonderful, wonderful, doctor Dr. Larock was he was first of all competent and if you did great job and I'm feeling fine. And he was also just the nicest, kindest, gentlest, person that you could meet.

  • The Doctor and his staff are verf Professional

  • Dr Larock is thoroughly professional and user friendly. I am very pleased with his outstanding care and feel very fortunate to have him as my provider.

  • In and out in a timely manner!

  • Was extremely great

  • Everything was to be as expected. I was pleased.

  • Dr Larock is wonderful Very caring,

  • The dr.took his time, listened and explained.

  • Excellent service and information

  • Everything was done well!

  • Dr LaRock is the best. Period

  • The admin staff, was less than outgoing and friendly, but I'm thinking that is a Massachusetts thing. Most people seem to be more "matter of fact" than cordial. Regarding my visit with the doctor, I was impressed that despite my moving to MA a year ago, Dr. Larock had my medical history to refer to during my visit with him. He was also very nice. I feel like he is a continuation of the excellent Urological care I was receiving in Georgia, just a year ago. Comforting.

  • Dr. LaRock is friendly, polite and a complete professional. He spends time to listen and explain all his answers. I have complete trust in his ability to provide high quality medical care. Thank you.

  • Friendly and competent service

  • I was early and I wasn’t there 5 minutes when I was called in. I only waited 5 minutes before Dr. LaRoche came into the exam room. He is pleasant, informative and made me feel secure. It was a first time visit and I left pleased and comfortable.

  • Once again, I received an excellent care.

  • No need to improve.... all staff friendly and courteous... and Dr. LaRock is a gem.

  • A quality visit with an excellent provider and healthcare staff!

  • Very short, waiting time. Very friendly doctor, knows how to make me comfortable.

  • The service and doctor are outstanding

  • He was very good. Took his time. Listened to me, and give me advice. I thought it was a good visit well with time. That's it.

  • Quick and easy check in and check out, Dr LaRock was excellent as always.

  • Dr. LaRock is a great health care provider and his staff is always very helpful.


  • Gave positive details

  • It was a great experience for me Dr. Larock's office. Everyone was extremely nice and courteous and professional I couldn't have asked for a better health care provider, and I'm very happy that I am I chose Dr. Larock. Thank you.

  • Everthing was great! Thank you!

  • You can`t improve perfection

  • All the people I came in contact will are very Nice

  • I was greeted and processed immediately by friendly and competent staff. Then saw Dr. LaRock, who is always prompt, personable and professional. A top-notch operation in EVERY respect.

  • I have no issues

  • My visit was excellent as always I have no complaints.

  • Always been helpful to insure my health needs are meet

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