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Dennis LaRock, MD

Physician in Chief of Surgical Services, Chief of Robotic Surgery, Co-Chief of Urology

4.9 out of 5 (643 Ratings)



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About Dennis LaRock

As the Physician in Chief of Surgical Services, Dr. LaRock oversees the surgical departments of Urology, Thoracic Surgery, Plastics, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Trauma, ENT, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Brain & Spine Center.

He has over 24 years of clinical experience at Southcoast Health and extensive experience in laparoscopic surgery. Dr. LaRock was the first surgeon to perform a robotic surgery at Southcoast Health and throughout his career he 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.

Dr. LaRock first became a member of the Southcoast Hospitals Group (SHG) Medical Staff in 1988 and his private practice joined Southcoast Physician Group (SPG) in 2012. At that time, Dr. LaRock joined the SHG Medical Executive Committee where he continues to serve as the co-chairman of the Department of Urology.

He completed his undergraduate and medical school studies at Boston University and completed his surgical residency in Urology at Tufts New England Medical Center. Later he became an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine where he has received several “Excellence in Teaching” awards.

Dr. LaRock 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. He currently sees patients at the Southcoast Health outpatient offices in Fairhaven and Fall River, performing surgical cases in our SHG facilities.


Practicing at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Urology

208 Mill Road 2nd Floor
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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Patient Comments (182)

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.

  • My experience was excellent

  • The doctor was aware of all of my chart information and was personable and very thorough in his job

  • Thanks for everything, worked out very well..

  • Very happy to gave Dr LaRock as my Doctor. He is the best Dr I have ever seen and has a wonderful support staff.

  • Very responsive and on point.

  • They were right on time,polite,asked questions, did not rush things, and showed concern.

  • The doctors were very professional, explain my situation in a way that I could truly understand it answered any concerns that I had, and explained the best options. I feel the doctors are extremely talented at what they do in their spare. Our bring a lot of experience and expertise and I feel comfortable that I visited their office with my medical condition.

  • no problem with the experience

  • The consultation was excellent as always.

  • Dr LaRock and staff continue to provide me with premier patient services.

  • Seen in a very timely manner. Escorted to the specific exam room, appropriate medstalked about and updated. Doctor was in exam room w/I a few minutes. All went well as did the chat about any existing updates on future plans for continuing benefits.

  • Things have changed greatly with Southcoast medical… for the better!

  • Dr. Larock, is excellent, the best, he listens and he was fine, he's terrific. Thank you.

  • I was welcomed warmly by the reception, by the staff that brought me to the doctor, and by the doctor, himself. Dr. Larock is absolutely excellent in every possible way. Listens well, responds well, knowledgeable. Couldn't be happier with that.

  • Dr.Larock is friendly, knowledgeable and professional

  • every one did a great job

  • My visits have always been superb since I started coming to Dr. Larock starting in 2017.

  • Dr. Larock has been a long-time part of my healthcare plans. He is a trusted physician and a key member of my care team.

  • Dr LaRoch listens takes his time too

  • everything was good

  • everything was excellent

  • I could not have a better doctor.

  • Everyone is very pleasant and Dr Larock is the best very attentive to all my concerns

  • Dr. Larock is always competent, a good listener, and knowledgeable. I have complete confidence in his treatment and care.

  • Dr LaRock's relatability & professionalism are ALWAYS paramount. He is amazing.

  • Dr. LaRock and his staff are top notch. Everyone is personable in the office.

  • Always treated with respect. Very friendly staff.

  • Service provided with very little waiting time.

  • Courteous, attentive, efficient staff- great doctor too !

  • I fell I can have an open conversation about my health and goals. He also shows me my file on screen so we can go over my health.

  • Talked over my condition and suggestions for the future Monitoring of my condition.

  • Providers listen to my concerns and i felt relaxed.

  • Good explanation

  • first visit, extremely impressed with staff and doctor, kind, passionate, informative, professional.

  • Excellent doctor and a very well staffed office.

  • You are doing a good job . Keep doing a good job .

  • Everything was well

  • Always treated by staff like you matter - Dr LaRock is always thorough and explains his course of treatment, and expectations you are most likely to experience. Very comfortable with his professional manner and never is hastily just getting through the appointment.

  • Always a pleasure!

  • My visit was satisfactory as it usually has been.

  • This office does not need any improvement everyone is well trained and they are the best.

  • As always, staff and physician were very attentive and professional.

  • My experience with South Coast Urology has been beyond my expectations. I have gone through quite a lot and everyone I came in contact with has been excellent. The doctors and staff guided me through all I went through with kindness and understanding and helped put me at ease.

  • Great doctor (Larock). Knowledgeable and professional.

  • He could not be better. He's the best doctor I've ever been to. Thank you.

  • Dr. LaRock is a fabulous, caring doctor. He treats his patients like they were family. His knowledge of his field of medicine, is exceptional. He has an awesome staff of workers, who are personable and caring.

  • Everything excellent!!!!!

  • Well done, couldn't ask for anything better. Seen lots of providers over the years (75) and this is the best by far.

  • Always gaveme an up to date on my health

  • was seen right away.

  • Dr. Larock is an excellent, provider. I trust him with everything and I would recommend him highly.

  • Dr. Larock was attentive, responsive, respectful and very clear in his understanding of the progress I am making in my recovery. He was also clear and informative in explaining the likely future path of my continued recovery. I was also very satisfied with all other administrative aspects of my visit.

  • Every aspect of care and communication with the staff and Dr. LaRock was thoughtful, informative, thorough and provided with absolute concern for my comfort.

  • All was good except Dr. LaRock has taken on a new roll in the Southcoast system which does not enable him to see his patients in person. I have been his patient for 14 years and we have a great rapport and I trust him. I'm not very comfortable being seen by a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant going forward. I prefer to see my doctor.

  • Dr.Larock and myself go back to 12001 when he removed my right kidney. He has been a trusted friend and I am glad he was appointed to head of surgery. He definitely deserves it for sure.

  • Dr. LaRock was superb! He was both self aware and caring.

  • Doctor LaRock is the most professional, friendly, caring doctor I have ever met. I recommend him to everyone.

  • They were on schedule and explained everything in detail.

  • Does not need improvements

  • Awesome, informative and very educational.

  • Everything was done in a timely manner, very much appreciated. The girls in the office are excellent and Dr. Larock is wonderful. Thank you.

  • Staff and doctor are very professional and personable. All my questions were answered.

  • Very professional, and informed about my issues.

  • Dr LaRock is one of my favorite Drs, always on top of things & friendly.

  • I've been very satisfied with South Coast health and all of their doctors and staff.

  • Dr. Larock is the best doctor I've ever seen. Professional, courteous, Friendly knowledgeable, carrying.

  • Prompt service. Friendly staff

  • Everyone is so friendly, friendly, and explain things in "laymens" terms.

  • Personable, genuinely caring and most knowledgeable

  • I have been going to Dr. Larock for years. Always great care and service by the entire staff

  • The physician was wonderful, patient and explained thoroughly in language I could readily comprehend.

  • Dr LaRock has always been a first class physician!!

  • Dr LaRock is among the most professional doctors I have ever dealt with. He knows what he's doing and he cares.

  • Everything is great!

  • Dr. Larock is just the best. I'm very happy with the care that my family and I have received from South Coast. I don't have any complaints. Thank you. Bye.

  • Experience was right on track!

  • Dr. Larock is just the best urologist ever. He has been wonderful from start to finish and we enjoyed the annual visits now. I would recommend this office to anybody that needs a urologist. Thank you.

  • Seen at appointment time here always , explains everything to me

  • Listening, caring, explaining.

  • The staff could be more courteous and ask hello etc or at least talk something to make the patient feel better instead being business like.

  • Dr Larock is a kind and considerate health care provider who is always professional, ready to listen and willing to take the time to tell you right/wrong and how you can get cheaper prices on your prescriptions. Great guy!

  • I was very pleased with my visit

  • This wasy first time here. I was impressed with how quickly I was taken for my appointment. as there very early.Very happy with Dr LaRock.

  • All good!

  • Always polite and inderstanding

  • everything was fine

  • Dr.LaRock and staff are always very efficient and courteous professional and respectful and patient.

  • Nothing could have been better

  • Absolutely perfect experience

  • The office staff is always nice and quick. Dr. LaRock is by far the best doctor I have ever seen.

  • Alway seen in a timely manner. Very personable and professionable staff.

  • Not much comes to mind, actions were professional and health care administrators were great

  • Every thing was doe well.

  • Dr Larock is a gem. Hard working and kind. I observed him wheel a patient out to the waiting room. When his wife starting asking questions, he brought her back to a private area. Definite role model

  • Good work, I have nothing to suggest but that's always my experience with Dr. Larock!

  • First time visit with Dr La Rock he was awesome explaining everything to me and was very personable as well

  • Communication was outstanding

  • Wonderfully kind and caring staff from the beginningof my appointment to checking out. I never felt rushed. Everyone was kind and attentive.

  • Reassuring, personable, professional!

  • I've been going to Dr Larock for a very long time. He has always been on top of the situation I have going on. It's nothing to be concerned with at this time,thats why I need to go back every year to make sure nothing has changed.

  • Dr LaRock is always informative, thorough, friendly and efficient.

  • Everyone at this office, from Dr. LaRock to front desk reception personnel, are very friendly and attentive. I consider myself fortunate to have been placed under Dr. LaRock's care last year. Medical visits, in and of themself, are stressful ventures but the staff at this office do extremely well to ease patient anxiety.

  • Very knowledgeable and very courteous and very helpful. Great Med Staff / Doctors who listens to the concerns of the patient

  • On time & very friendly.

  • just continue as is.

  • Everything great , but no wheelchair available

  • The visit from entering the building and throughout the visit was excellent. Good staff and doctor.

  • Very good listening skills.

  • Dr. LaRock is caring, considerate and knowledgeable and I am thankful he is my case doctor.

  • Everything went well speaking for myself I'm very satisfied with Dr. Larock and the whole staff

  • Hi, this is [Name] [Name], and I just wanted to report that my experience with Dr. Larock has been consistently excellent. He's knowledgeable. He's cordial, he's through and I could not ask for more in a doctor. I think that's typical of my experience with South Coast with [Name] office. Andu00A0[Name] across the board. Thank you.

  • He was great !

  • Dr LaRock is very polite, kind,and easy to talk to.

  • keep doing what you and your staff have been doing

  • I always get the impression that Dr. LaRock has prepared for my appointment. He is, without doubt, one of my all time favorite doctors.

  • All the things that you would expect from a good doctors appointment that would be too numerous to list !

  • nothing new, always exceptional.

  • Dr. Larock is a great Dr.

  • 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.

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