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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (2)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Lyle Joyce is Excellent. Dr. Joyce has been reviewed by 11 patients who have provided 2 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.7
Promptness 5.0
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Lyle Joyce, MD, PHD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 17 areas:
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
  • Chest Pain (Angina)
  • Congenital Heart Disease (Patent Ductus Arteriosus)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Beating Heart)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Myocardial Diseases
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Stroke

Education & Awards

Dr. Joyce graduated from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He has 5 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Heart Transplantation
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2009, 2012 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)


Dr. Joyce has 11 hospital affiliations:

  • St Marys Hospital - Rochester 
  • Rochester Methodist Hospital 

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Additional Information
Dr. Lyle D Joyce MD and PHD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 39 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Lyle D. Joyce practice?
Dr. Lyle Joyce has 1 office location.
Dr. Lyle Joyce practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Rochester, MN.
See Rochester Surgeons.