Meet Dr. Ayers

Fellowship trained in Joint Replacement

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Patient Ratings and Comments

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5 (217 Ratings, 99 Comments)
Global
4.7/5
Physician Communication Quality
4.7/5
Office Staff Quality
4.9/5
Access to Care 3 month
4.6/5
Care Coordination
4.3/5

Recent Comments

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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09/23/2020

*Dr. Ayers is always very professional and a caring doctor -
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09/23/2020

My visit was very good.
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09/11/2020

I've only good comments about my medical experiences in doctors office.
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09/04/2020

This was a one year follow up to my left knee replacement, which has turned my life around 180 degrees from where I was a year ago. I thank God that this practice and the technology exist so that I could get back to an active life.
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09/02/2020

*Dr. Michael Ayers was very informable & gave me a pamphlet about my upcoming surgery.
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09/01/2020

services received helped to maintain my good health
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09/01/2020

It was a good experience.
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08/31/2020

Called me night before my surgery to ask if I had any questions.
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08/31/2020

I've been to this provider before & find him VERY CAPABLE.
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08/28/2020

All good.
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08/27/2020

My experience is always good! Last time I was at *Dr. Ayers' office was to talk about my surgery coming up in November.
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08/25/2020

good
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08/25/2020

Dr. Ayers was kind and thorough in helping me understand my arthritis in my knees and my options for treatments.
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08/24/2020

Dr. Ayers explained the options that I had and his recommendation as to what he would do at this point. So for the time being we went with a shot to see how that would work out. So far so good.
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08/22/2020

It was a good visit as always. He was happy to hear I finally got a appt. with pain clinic and he has helped me get through this time.
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08/20/2020

I am always happy after any visit to Dr.Mike office, he is always patient, very knowledgeable and really care with my health . I I really trust him and feel very comfortable to have him take care of my Knee.
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08/17/2020

I had a total right hip replacement on August 10. Dr Michael Ayers was my surgeon.
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08/17/2020

Very good.
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08/15/2020

Excellent experience as always. One of the best run practices around!
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08/11/2020

Service was as always EXCELLENT
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08/03/2020

Really like going to see *Dr. Michael Ayers. You get results.
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08/03/2020

satisfied
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08/03/2020

I had a great experience and Dr. Ayers helped clear up my problem.
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07/29/2020

Good.....as expected
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07/28/2020

this visit was scheduled surgery
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07/21/2020

dr Ayers always professional and knowledgeable listens to the client . he spend the time to explain what needs to happen
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07/21/2020

very good nothing to complain
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07/18/2020

all good
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07/13/2020

Very pleased with my care.
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07/13/2020

great doctor would recommend to everyone
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06/29/2020

Provided information as to why surgery is needed.
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06/25/2020

All ways very good.
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06/24/2020

Fortunate to have Doctor Ayers as my physician.
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06/23/2020

Each time I visit I marvel at the respect empathy and professional care with which each patient is treated. That's from your arrival until you walk out the door either feeling better or with a medical treatment plan. Everyone in the practice is pleasant and thorough while maintaining their professionalism.
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06/23/2020

I was very pleased with visit and staff. Everyone is pleasant and professional. Just a note re prescription medicine. It wasn't discussed in the past three months because it wasn't prescribed by Dr. Ayers.
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06/23/2020

I saw Dr. Ayers, he's the best.
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06/23/2020

Relieved to know my right hip and knee prosthetic implants are in great shape and I've received a couple of exercises to keep them that way. Dr. Michael Ayers , as always, explained quite clearly the best course of action about my concerns. He has done 3 surgeries on me and two hips a right and a left and a right knee. I play golf 3 to 5 times a week go for. ightlt walks and shore fish routinely. I'm very satisfied with all the work Dr. Ayers has done for me.
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06/22/2020

Dr Ayers is always knowledgeable concerning my orthopedic issues and gives me excellent treatment and advice.
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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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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.