Meet Dr. Ayers

Fellowship trained in Joint Replacement

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Patient Ratings and Comments

Overall Rating

4.5 out of 5 (169 Ratings, 29 Comments)
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Recent Comments


My first visit and I was made to feel very comfortable with *Dr. Ayers and assistants - He was very professional but in a caring manner. I was happy I had made the appt. with him to discuss my hip replacement.
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My husband and I have both had appointments with Dr. Ayers in the past and have received excellent care.
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5. No Rx's given over counter recommended only.
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Doctor was outstanding
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Dr. Ayers was recommended to me by several people who have had good results from replacement surgery.
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I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Ayers. he repaired an ACL in 2009 that healed perfectly. when I injured my other knee there wasn't anyone I'd see than him. his approach, wit, humor and professionalism was and is refreshing. his knowledge promotes a high degree of confidence in his diagnosis and treatment.
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Dr Ayers was extremely complete in his explanation of all my options and took plenty of time to discuss them with me.
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Dr. Ayers was totally professional, and even treated a different problem than I had when I scheduled the appointment. He gave me an injection for my problem that fixed the problem within 2 days..... Awesome!
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Dr. Ayers was wonderful and very caring. He listened to my concerns and made sure I understood my situation and his recommendations.
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Every experience is excellent and I recommend the office to friends and family.
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I would totally recommend Dr Ayers !!! He is awesome !!
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*Dr. Ayers is an outstanding physician.
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very good experience
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Thank you *Dr. Ayres!
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*Dr. Ayers was amazing. Following up with letters to hospital.
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This practice is very well managed!
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A well run office!
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My Doctor is fantastic!!!
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Dr Michael Ayers is the best !!
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Provider's suggestions were unexpected
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Dr.Ayers fixed my left knee 3 years ago and I treasure my knees so by returning for my right knee I guess that explains my confidence in Dr Ayers and sso thnk you very much. 10/30/4
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Dr. Ayers was sypathetic and understanding of my pain and he assured me that when I was ready to have my knees replaced he would do that.
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Dr Ayers is always pleasant and caring. he listens to concerns and addresses them.
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I usually see *Dr. Geary (who I think is GREAT!) and today I saw *Dr. Ayers. He was good too!
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I really like (love) Dr Ayers. He is an excellent doctor !! He definitely takes time to explain everything to me. I would definitely recommend him !!!
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previous surgery in 2010 with this provider.
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Confidence in care provider - *Dr. Ayers, excellent.
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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….

Specializing In

Joint Replacement
Degenerative Joint Conditions
Orthopedic Trauma
General Orthopedic Surgery

Medical Degree

Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA


University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, MA

Joint Replacement Fellowship

Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • MOA    Massachusetts Orthopedic Association, Board Member
  • 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.