Dennis LaRock, MD
Physician in Chief of Surgical Services, Chief of Robotic Surgery, Co-Chief of Urology
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.