Meet Dr. Ayers

Fellowship trained in Joint Replacement

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Patient Ratings and Comments

Overall Rating

4.7 out of 5 (257 Ratings, 87 Comments)
Global
4.8/5
Physician Communication Quality
4.8/5
Office Staff Quality
4.9/5
Access to Care 3 month
4.5/5
Care Coordination
4.2/5

Recent Comments

08/30/2021

Dr. was pleasant, informative & concerned.
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08/26/2021

*Dr. Ayers & his staff are attentive, caring show great concern & knowledge about the problem explain things in simple terms.
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08/23/2021

*Dr. Ayers - Great doctor.
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08/16/2021

I have never had a bad experience with this provider. I have always been treated with respect. All staff have good listening skills & show professional behavior.
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08/14/2021

I was seen the day after a traumatic injury. I called that morning and was seen that afternoon. An MRI was immediately scheduled and Completed by the next week. I am very happy with this practice.
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08/09/2021

All good
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08/06/2021

Dr. Ayers is an excellent doctor.He is very thorough and explains everything.
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07/28/2021

Great always on time and respectful of your time
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07/26/2021

I ALWAYS get the best care from my provider and his PA. I would never go anywhere else!!!
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07/26/2021

Service was excellent
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07/20/2021

Dr M Ayers has always been very caring and professional and explains everything about the surgery and after care
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07/19/2021

Md and physicians as well as medical assistance were all professional listened carefully to what I was saying . Front desk snd check staff very efficient . Overall very professional practice with the emphasis on improving quality of life . High regards for all clinical staff
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07/19/2021

Very good experience!
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07/13/2021

SSO is a well oiled machine. You go from one station to another with very little wait time. Everyone you deal with is friendly and professional.
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06/28/2021

Dr. Ayers is great
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06/20/2021

Basically, I spoke with Dr. Ayers regarding pain in my left knee. He referred me to and recent lower back lower pain. He referred me to physical therapy and I would see him again in six weeks.
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06/08/2021

I was satisfied with *Dr. Ayers examination and his concern. He gave me a physical T. prescription.
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06/01/2021

This visit was for scheduled hip replacement surgery. The nurses & staff were very helpful & professional.
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05/25/2021

Dr. Ayers is the best. He has performed three surgeries on me and another upcoming surgery. With the last knee surgery, there were complications, no fault of Dr Ayers, but always provided care with respect and kindness. He is a wonderful doctor and I trust in him. He is the reason I come to South Shore Ortho and I tell my friends as well. His team is top notch. Deanna, Dana, Abi and Ruthie all make it work seamlessly. The care I receive is always consistent and the best!
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05/22/2021

my visit on this day was at the hospital for a knee replacement.
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05/18/2021

Dr Ayers, Dana, Deanna and the entire staff are awesome!
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05/17/2021

excellent service very happy
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05/04/2021

S.S. Ortho. is a very busy place and manages to keep to schedule time and treat patients with care and interest - would recommend to anyone and all.
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04/27/2021

Care at South Shore Ortho is excellent and I have complete faith in the doctor & PA anytime I see them.
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04/12/2021

Had my left knee replacedThe medical staff and especially The care from both the intake and and recovery staff was extraordinary.
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04/06/2021

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04/05/2021

Always treated when I understand all my questions I asked. *Dr. Ayers & team are wonderful.
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04/03/2021

the3/29/21 appt with dr. ayers was for left hip replacement. He has now replaced both of my hips and i would recommend his excellent surgical skills to anyone needing this surgery-he is thorough,competent and professional
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03/31/2021

Have always been satisfied with my treatment
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03/30/2021

I have always had a great experience with Dr M Ayers and associates
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03/29/2021

Good experience.
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03/23/2021

Dr Ayers recently did a full knee replacement surgery on my right knee......He made me feel very comfortable and at ease.He's a wonderful doctor, with a charming personality and great sense of humor.....something we all need when we are nervous about surgery. He checked in on me often and asked how I was doing and if I had any questions.....I will need my left knee done in the not too distant future, and Dr Ayers will definitely be my go-to guy.
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03/23/2021

good
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03/22/2021

I was very satisfied with *Dr. Ayers.
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03/20/2021

Dr.Michael Ayers did a wonderful job on replacing my left knee. He has always answered all of my questions about my knee replacement and what I should expect on my healing and how long it would be before I would be able to go back to my regular routines. I have full confidence in what he may suggest for any future treatments. Thank you for your good care that you and your team have provided to me.
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03/20/2021

All good experiences.
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03/16/2021

everything was good
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03/12/2021

*Dr. Ayers has replaced both my hips and I recommend him to anyone needing orthopedic consultation.
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03/09/2021

*Dr. Ayers very professional and knowledgeable of my injury. Also has very good bedside manner. Very pleasant experience. Look forward to seeing him again.
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03/08/2021

I really like Dr. Ayer. I feel he really listens to me and cares about my problems.
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03/04/2021

Dr. Ayers was very friendly and informative.
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03/02/2021

*Dr. Ayers is very easy to talk with and explain everything so that you understand.
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03/02/2021

Was able to clear up my pain in my knees.
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03/01/2021

great
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02/27/2021

I had a wonderful experience. Was all so professional ,kind ,caring, helpful, compassionate. all this during the pandemic we are all facing. from initial consult, pretest, any questions and pro-op to Pacu, then to discharge. one perfect day! love and compassion was shared ! will recommend. thank you all the care givers! keep safe!
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02/26/2021

I have always had good experiences
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02/26/2021

I am at the 12 wk point of recuperating from a hip placement done at So Shore Hospital by *Dr. Michael Ayers. The experience was the best I could ask for. I will be with *Dr. Ayers for a knee replacement in the future.
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02/23/2021

Every one was very friendly.
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02/23/2021

He made me comfortable about my problem with my knee, how to deal with it and when to expect improvement.
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02/16/2021

no concerns
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02/10/2021

COVID aware.......on time.....totally pleasant people
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02/03/2021

Very prompt and answered all my questions.
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01/26/2021

loved Dr. Ayers. very thorough kind and easy to understand.
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01/26/2021

*Dr. Ayers is a kind, knowledgeable, professional physician. Highly recommend *Dr. Ayers to family & friends -
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01/26/2021

*Dr. Ayers & his assistant *Dana are true professionals: Knowledgeable, understanding, caring and personable. The simple fact of 'visiting' them reduces the anxiety of the problematic medical condition.
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01/26/2021

All good.
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01/26/2021

I have seen Dr. Ayers twice over the past 4 years at the recommendation of my primary care physician to make certain there were no issues with my hips. I was happy to learn at both visits that I do NOT need hip surgery. X-rays were good.
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01/23/2021

perfect experience, perfect procedure, left office with positive thoughts and much less pain
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01/19/2021

I had a wonderful experience
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01/07/2021

*Dr. Ayers is a great doctor took very good care of me and my concerns (thank you very much).
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01/07/2021

I had hip replacement 7/13/20 - Need knee replacement. In a lot of pain, I understand elective surgery is off. Hope I can get new knee soon.
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01/07/2021

*Dr. Michael Ayers is a very good and gentle doctor.
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12/30/2020

All went well. Plenty of staff and felt comfortable to ask questions.
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12/22/2020

my experience was very good. Got answers to my questions. Love that office staff abs doctors!!
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12/21/2020

I always get a very good experience in dr. Ayers office
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12/15/2020

good
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12/14/2020

Received cortisone shot in hip which was given very carefully. Thankyou
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12/14/2020

I think that Dr. Ayers is a terrific caregiver, and I am glad to have him handling my current orthopedic issues. i have also been cared for by other physicians at South Shore Orthopedics, and would highly recommend the practice. Thank you.
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12/11/2020

*Dr. Ayers is great!
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12/08/2020

Dr. Ayers was very professional, knowledgeable and explained the information in a clear concise manner.
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12/05/2020

so much better than in the past
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11/29/2020

Both Dr. Ayers & South Shore Hospital provided expert service for my hip replacement. Their professionalism & expertise will keep me mobile for a long time.
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11/28/2020

I had knee replacement surgery on this day.
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11/17/2020

I had total hip replacement on 11/9/2020. The experience was excellent; the office staff (PA,Nurses) were willing to answer all my previous questions about the surgery. Dr. Ayers saw me prior to surgery and visited each day while I was hospitalized.
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11/17/2020

Only went. For a check up on my knees not a good answer but I guess I will live with it no new knees for me
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11/17/2020

I've always found Doctor Ayers to be efficient, providing clear comments and recommendations to my concerns.
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11/17/2020

very thorough
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11/16/2020

Going to this office I am always amazed at how organized it is and how smoothly it is run
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11/14/2020

whether I see the dr or nurse practitioner I've always had the best of care, treated with respect and professionalism. X-ray dept. is top notch always making sure what is going to be done and making sure you are comfortable. That's why I have been going to your facility for a long time. keep up the great work.
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11/14/2020

Impressed with care in protection for Covid-19. Dr Ayers and his team was very attentive and compassionate with my needs. We were able to come to an accurate diagnosis with a plan for managing the problem.
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11/10/2020

Always have excellant care from South Shore Orthopedics
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11/10/2020

Excellent job on the total knee replacement.
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11/09/2020

I loved having Dr Ayers for my Orthopedic specialist! his bedside manor was Awsome and never did he make me feel that what I was experiencing regarding my hip and pain associated with it was all in my head as other Orthopedic doctors in the past have done. He listened to ME. He listened as I explained why I felt my pain was from my hip and NOT my lower back. he made me feel I was in more than capable and caring hands. I am extremely grateful to Dr Ayers and his entire team, especially Christine who always had the time to answer my questions and concerns!
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11/09/2020

very positive experience for myself and my wife who also had a procedure with this same physician.
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11/09/2020

Called for appointment to check on healing of knee surgery - was concerned some swelling was not normal but everything was OK.
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11/09/2020

my visit this day was the day of my total knee replacement surgery. I have nothing but praise for Dr. Ayers and his team and the way I was treated.
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11/09/2020

I saw Dr. Ayers for a broken ankle. He explained everything in terms I could understand and made sure all my questions were answered. I would recommend Dr. Ayers hands down.
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Meet Dr. Ayers

The Problem of Overprescribing Opioids

The Opioid Task Force

Dan Durica’s Total Hip Replacement Story

Total Joint Surgery at South Shore Health

Restoring Quality of Life with Joint Replacement Surgery

Facebook Live with Dr. Ayers: Are You a Good Candidate for Joint Replacement?

Are You a Good Candidate for Joint Replacement?

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
Arthroscopy
Orthopedic Trauma
General Orthopedic Surgery

Medical Degree

Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Internship/Residency

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

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.