Meet Dr. Ayers

Fellowship trained in Joint Replacement

Specializing In
Joint Replacement
Degenerative Joint Conditions
Arthroscopy
Orthopedic Trauma
General Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Degree
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MAInternship/Residency
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, MAJoint Replacement Fellowship
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MABoard Certification
American Board of Orthopedic SurgeryProfessional Memberships

  • MOA    Massachusetts Orthopedic Association, Director
  • MMS    Massachusetts Medical Society
  • AAOS   American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • NEOS   New England Orthopedic Society
  • Boston Orthopedic Club

Hospital Affiliations
South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA – Active Staff

Awards Received

  • Orthopedic Surgery Resident Research Award, Lahey Clinic Department of Orthopedic
    Surgery, 1996
  • Skip Costello Award, University of Massachusetts, Orthopedic Residency, June 2002

Publications

  • Healy W.L., Ayers, M.E. Iorio R. Patch D.A., Pfeifer B.A.
    Impact of Clinical Pathways and Implant Standardization on Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Clinical and Economic Study of Patient Outcomes Presentation at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the AAOS, Atlanta, GA, February 1996.
  • Healy W.L., Ayers, M.E., Iorio R. Patch D.A., Pfeifer B.A.
    Impact of Clinical Pathways and Implant Standardization on Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Clinical and Economic Study of Patient Outcomes Journal of Arthroplasty, 1998 Apr: 13(3): 266-76.
  • Ayers M.E., Prince M., Ahmadi S., Baran D.T.
    Use of Risk Factors and Quantitative Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Low Bone Mass Poster Format at: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research-IBMS 2nd Joint Meeting, December 1-6, 1998.
  • Ayers, M.E., Iorio, R., Healy, W.L.
    Periprosthetic Fractures after Total Knee Arthroplasty in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
    Editor: Scott, R. and Bono, J., Spring 2005.
  • Iorio, R., Kobayashi, S. Healy, W.L., Cruz, A. Ayers, M.E.
    Primary Posterior Cruciate Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Comparison of American and Japanese Cohorts. Submitted for publication, J Bone Joint Surg AM.

Press Ganey

Patient Ratings and Comments

Overall Rating

4.7 out of 5 (136 Ratings, 21 Comments)
Access
4.6/5
Personal Issues
4.6/5
Nurse/Assistant
4.6/5
Overall Assessment
4.7/5
Moving through visit
4.3/5

Recent Comments

03/17/2018

I was asleep when Dr. Ayers came into the exam room so I was a little groggy when speaking to him. He did explain to me what I did to my ankle in a way that I understood. I had to send an email the following day to the office to request written confirmation of what Dr. Ayers wanted me to do regarding Physical Therapy and followup appointment. Dr. Ayers called me personally to apologize for my experience of not getting the information at my appointment, which I sincerely appreciated.
Southshore - PG Survey

03/10/2018

Dr. Ayers is amazing! He knows his stuff!
Southshore - PG Survey

03/05/2018

Dr Ayers is outstanding as a communicater and provider he has operated on my knee twice and has kept me from a replacement until it becomes neccasary, I trust him and his decisions very much
Southshore - PG Survey

03/05/2018

all good
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02/06/2018

A+.
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01/27/2018

good
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01/21/2018

As I said earlier in survey, all personnel were great. With regard to Dr. Ayers, he was fantastic. This is a big deal in a persons life to have a joint replacement. Dr. Ayers made me feel comfortable with my decision to go ahead and also I feel very confident with him as my surgeon
Southshore - PG Survey

12/18/2017

very pleased with Dr Ayers
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12/11/2017

i always recommend Dr. Ayers and SS Orthopedics, i've always had a good experience.
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12/07/2017

I give this facility a 5 Star Rating!!!!
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11/20/2017

Dr. Ayers really listened to me and explained my options and situation. He was very sympathetic to my situation. His skill allowed me to really dance at my sons wedding. Prior to this visit I would've had to sit and rarely dance. Instead the DJ told us that was the best mother/son dance he has ever seen. I am sincerely grateful.
Southshore - PG Survey

11/06/2017

I went to the dr's for hip pain. I was told I will need a hip replacement at some point. Because my first impression was excellent and my experience during my appointment was excellent I can say I am not as overwhelmed as I was expecting to be.
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11/02/2017

Very satisfied w/visit.
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11/01/2017

Very good appt. with *Dr. Ayers. He was very friendly and encouraging with good advice.
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10/30/2017

great
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10/23/2017

Staff was very professional and took the time to explain the injury and care in terms I could understand
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10/12/2017

*Dr. Ayers was wonderful. Explained everything and was very gentle when he gave me my exam and the cortisone shots.
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10/09/2017

Dr Ayers is very nice. He has done surgery on me before. He always explains everything to me and answers all my questions. I would highly recommend him.
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09/26/2017

Always a pleasure to visit with Dr. Ayers
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09/18/2017

very good
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09/01/2017

Dr.Ayers did a great job with my hip.
Southshore - PG Survey



Elsa's Story

The cold never bothered her anyway…but the hip pain did. Elsa Gould decided she had had enough of the agony associated with her arthritic right hip.“It hurt even to lie down and try to sleep,” she said…..

Peter's Story

Norwell resident Peter Hasham returned to Michael Ayers, MD, for a total knee replacement at the end of January, after having two successful total hip replacements in 2012. “Before my first hip replacement, I remember being fearful, not certain what recovery would be like,” Peter said….