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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (5)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Rocco Lafaro is Good. Dr. Lafaro has been reviewed by 14 patients who have provided 5 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.3
Promptness 4.1
Courteous Staff 4.3
Accurate Diagnosis 4.3
Bedside Manner 3.8
Spends Time with Me 3.8
Follows Up After Visit 3.8

Specialties & Research

Dr. Rocco Lafaro, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 1 area:
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Education & Awards

Dr. Lafaro graduated from New York Medical College, Valhalla. He has 3 awards.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (2003 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Lafaro has 9 hospital affiliations:

  • Danbury Hospital 
  • Westchester Medical Center 


  • Italian
  • English
  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Rocco J Lafaro MD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 30 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Rocco J. Lafaro practice?
Dr. Rocco Lafaro has 4 office locations.
Dr. Rocco Lafaro practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near New Windsor, NY.
Additional practice locations include: Goshen, NY and Mount Kisco, NY.
See New Windsor Surgeons.