Michael E. Ayers, M.D.

Meet Dr. Ayers

Fellowship trained in Joint Replacement

Specializing In
Joint Replacement
Degenerative Joint Conditions
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


  • 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

4.6 out of 5 (316 Ratings, 51 Comments)
Personal Issues
Overall Assessment
Moving through visit

Recent Comments


Southshore - PG Survey


Matthew was an excellent provider. Knowledgeable, thorough and kind.
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obviously I'm happy with the care everyone has given to me.
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Definitely recommend Dr. Ayer's to anyone. He is professional and can't imagine anyone not liking his ways. Example visited SSH and mentioned his name to a nurse and Dr. and immediately I could read their looks as well regarded in his profession.
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Dr. Ayers has a great manner and always explains the things needed. Also his assistants carry one in a similar manner.
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Dr Ayers is very competent and knowledgeable. He did a great job with my hip replacement surgery. I am now able to walk long distances again very comfortably.
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Dr Ayers has handled many ortho issues for our family and has always given us excellent care
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Southshore - PG Survey


Good - experience. 8. 10 minutes.
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not my first time with Dr Ayers very professional reviewed options and listened to my concerns
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Everything went well.
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I had a very good visit and I enjoyed meeting the surgeon. He was very professional and competent.
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very happy with all aspects of treatment
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Dr Ayers helped me understand my concerns and offered appropriate solutions too.
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Mary Ann was my nurse and Dr. Kelly preformed procedure and they were both excellent.
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I have recommended Dr. Ayers to many people.
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explained problem and a solution clearly
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great visit no need o come back
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always a good experience. He is a good person who cares and you cannot do better than that.
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He was very helpful. Answer all my questions.
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very impressed and satisfied
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My overall experience was good.
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We had never been to Dr. Ayers before and found him to be very able and had a pleasant bedside manner. We felt confident in his care.
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I felt very confident being here I felt I was in professional care
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Dr. Ayers and Dana Fanning rock the surgical world! I would recommend anyone needing a total knee replacement to them specifically!
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I seldom recommend anything to anyone
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I felt a little rushed with the doctor. He actually backed out of the room while finishing the appointment. I wish he had given me a minute to absorb the good information before backing out of the room. I have a medical background an understood most of the info but I felt he was a little too fast.
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he spoke too fast
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Dr. Ayers and his "team" are phenomenal. He is excellent at what he does and when I first met him, was concerned he was going to be a bit "stuffy", but as we traveled a three-year road before I could get my hip replacement, I learned he had compassion and caring. He is a professional and definitely makes it clear if I am not following protocol.
Southshore - PG Survey


dr ayers was great
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Dr Ayers did my left hip last year and I'm back for the right side so I have confidence in him.
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very good experience
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Altogether an excellent introduction to orthopedics!
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After waiting a total of one hour for maybe 15 minutes time with doctor.
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I Love Dr. Ayers. He always takes the time to explain everything to me. I never feel rushed or unimportant. He is a wonderful, caring man.
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I recommend the ortho practice and Dr Ayers all the time
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Dr. Michael Ayers was kind, considerate and professional as usual.
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great experience. Dr ayers spent reviewing x-ray and explaining the problem .
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I was very pleased with the care.
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I was treated with respect and given options. Dr. was excellent listener and answered all questions and concerns.
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very good
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It's really too soon to judge Dr. Ayers on this one interaction, but I will be seeing him several more times in the coming weeks/months.
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Dr. Ayers was confident, caring and did a great job explaining the issue and options. His demeanor is excellent.
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has great bedside manner
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no follow up care or meds needed for this visit
Southshore - PG Survey


MD in exam rm. aprox 5 minutes but that was all that was required. This follow up visit was supposed to include a post op knee X-ray but MD stated they were to busy and to come back another day. I would rather have had my appointment cancelled that day.
Southshore - PG Survey


Great eye to eye contact and caring and listening to me and making me feel better. Thank you.
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It was my first time meeting Dr. Ayers and I was very comfortable with him. He answered all of my questions and did not rush in any way. I did refer someone to him since my appointment.
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very well done
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Dr. Ayers is hands-down one of the best Orthopedic doctors, his demeanor and bed-side manner is calm, positive, thorough, attentive, flexible, and personal. Dr. Ayers made me feel comfortable and relaxed and asked me questions about my injury. Dr. Ayers was not distracted or rushed during my appointment, and I sensed how much he REALLY cared about my whole being and a recovery path. He made a recommendation as to what Doctor in the practice I needed to see for my specific injury, and made the appointment for the very next day.
Southshore - PG Survey


*Dr Ayers provided the best care I have ever had.
Southshore - PG Survey

Elsa's Story

Weymouth, MA 08/06/2015

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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….