Meet Dr. Ayers

Fellowship trained in Joint Replacement

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Patient Ratings and Comments

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5 (178 Ratings, 67 Comments)
Global
4.6/5
Physician Communication Quality
4.6/5
Office Staff Quality
4.7/5
Access to Care 3 month
4.5/5
Care Coordination
4.1/5

Recent Comments

06/16/2020

the entire experience of my hip replacement was wonderful - the doc was fabulous - staff terrific - my new hip has been a true blessing
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06/15/2020

Very good
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06/09/2020

We discussed having surgery to my knee and I will be having it in a couple of weeks.
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06/08/2020

Compassionate,knowledgeable and dedicated are three adjectives I would use to describe Dr. Ayers and his staff.
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06/02/2020

The services received are appreciated.
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05/16/2020

it was helpful
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05/15/2020

Always a good experience recommend them all the time.
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05/11/2020

very good
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05/08/2020

good visit
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05/04/2020

I was impressed with the precautions that were taken due the the virus situation. Everyone in the facility always acts as a "team". I like that.
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04/27/2020

In & out quick & efficient. Did not get to wait & relax in waiting room!
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04/25/2020

A big thank you to Respected Dr. Michael Ayers. I know words or thank you are not enough for the tremendous work he is done. With all respect
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04/16/2020

always helpful
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04/10/2020

South Shore Orthopedics is my favorite health care provider! Always get an appt., staff always on time, and excellent care. *Dr. Ayres has my complete confidence.
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04/07/2020

*Dr. Ayers always listens, give options for treatment - answers questions very caring - I trust him.
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04/03/2020

Good doctor, good hospital, I would strongly recommend this place to others. Thanks Andy.
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03/23/2020

*Dr. Michael Ayers is always prepared with all his cases and I am very happy with his care -
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03/23/2020

It was a good experience.
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03/20/2020

Good visit, visit before to "*Dr. Ayers", PA "*Dana" was a good visit also.
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03/12/2020

So impressed with all aspects of orthopedic care. Excellent communications both in listening and providing information. An online tool called "wellness loop" was very helpful in providing timelines, checklists, and checkins on a daily basis.
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03/10/2020

great doctor. very little wait time once you get intoan exam room
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03/07/2020

SSOrtho runs like a Swiss clock. It's very helpful when one is nervous about a surgery to get answers promptly.
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03/06/2020

He is very thorough. He answers all questions and I feel very confident when I leave his office.
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03/04/2020

My experience in this office has been extremely professional.
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03/03/2020

Dr. Ayers and SSOrthopedics are wonderful providers. I had a hip replacement November 11 and I've been able to play basketball as early as February 11, although I'm still working on the hip at a local gym. My experiences with the surgery, with South Shore Hospital, with the visiting nurse group, and with Magill and Gardner physical therapy have all been extremely satisfactory. Top shelf. I left blank the question about how often providers talk to me about my prescriptions, which I've had for a long time. So there's no reason for any doctor or for me to discuss the prescriptions.
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02/27/2020

*Dr. Ayers and staff were excellent. Took very good care of me.
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02/26/2020

Professional, pleasant experience for such a major procedure.
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02/25/2020

great people
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02/25/2020

Dr. M. Ayers and Dana has always been attentive and given me enough time to answer all my questions. They are true professionals.
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02/24/2020

Dr. Ayers is one of my all time favorite doctors. He replaced both of my knees a number of years ago. Whenever any of my family members need orthopedic medical help, we always go to South Shore Orthopedic. We know we will not only get the best medical care, but that we will be seen by doctors and other help that will care about what is going on and will always understand our needs.
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02/22/2020

Wow..I am so impressed with Dr. Ayers and his entire team. They have patiently answered all my questions and have been very proactive in insuring the best outcome possible for my knee replacement surgery. I have complete confidence in the care at South Shore Orthopedics and I am telling everyone I know..
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02/18/2020

Dr Ayers always has my health as a top priority
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02/18/2020

Had an appointment first with Dana (PA) as the person who answered the phone mistakenly said Dr. Ayers didn't have an openings until March. Dana was great. We scheduled an MRI and then I met with Dr. Ayers to discuss the results. We have next steps planned depending on how my knee responds to PT, etc.
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02/18/2020

Excellent support staff, all friendly, patient and respectful. Dr. Ayers was/is great, spent considerable time explaining x-ray, condition and knee replacement surgery as opposed to doing nothing.
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02/17/2020

Pleased, good service, good follow up.
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02/17/2020

Dr.Ayers and all the staff at South shore Orthopedic are a very caring team. They truly listen to my concerns and give excellent care.
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02/15/2020

I found everyone from the receptionist, aid, nurses and X-Ray technicians very courteous, friendly and helpful.
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02/11/2020

A very good experience
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02/10/2020

Dr Ayers told me that I would eventually need knee replacement but right now he is just giving me cortizone shots in my knee every 4 months. He did do an xray and said that it doesn't need to be done yet. Dr Ayers is awesome and I would totally recommend him to my friends !!!
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02/08/2020

Everyone was excellent.
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02/05/2020

Very good care from Dr. Ayers.
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02/04/2020

Dr. Ayers is excellent and caring. He has a wonderful team!
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02/03/2020

very good experience
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02/01/2020

Dr Ayers is excellent! I just wish I could get my hip operated in sooner. I guess that's what happens when you are a great Doctor.
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02/01/2020

I have received the most fantastic care from dr. Ayers and his staff.
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01/31/2020

recently had a hip replacement and am coming along very well.
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01/30/2020

I was advised by many to have knee surgery completed in Boston. I had experience (my dad) with Dr Ayers, and will now continue to highly recommend his services to "the many".
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01/28/2020

excellent, professional surgeon and wonderful staff
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01/27/2020

l know lm in good hands thank you.
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12/18/2019

I was favorably impressed by the cordial but professional atmosphere your office displays. For such a huge patients and you are quite remarkable.
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11/27/2019

Always a pleasant visit.
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11/04/2019

all good, on time, explained well
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10/30/2019

great experience
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10/29/2019

*Dr. Michael Ayers thank you for providing me with excellent care. You were patient and thorough in explaining the procedure even during your busy clinic. Because of you I am walk pain free now, and no words to thank you!
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10/22/2019

This was my first visit to this center having been mostly to NE Baptist. So it will take time to develop an real critique.
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10/14/2019

I was pleased with the doctor's concern and his plan for sensible and appropriate action.
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10/14/2019

Dr. Ayers put me at ease, and I no longer have any fears about issues with my hip. I just need to do some exercises for now. Dr. Ayers was very attentive.
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10/03/2019

My hip replacement surgery has been a successful experience from my first visit to Dr Ayers till my last.
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08/09/2019

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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08/05/2019

My husband and I have both had appointments with Dr. Ayers in the past and have received excellent care.
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07/31/2019

5. No Rx's given over counter recommended only.
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07/27/2019

Doctor was outstanding
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07/23/2019

Dr. Ayers was recommended to me by several people who have had good results from replacement surgery.
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07/22/2019

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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07/20/2019

good
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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
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.