Meet Dr. Ayers

Fellowship trained in Joint Replacement

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Patient Ratings and Comments

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5 (244 Ratings, 101 Comments)
Global
4.7/5
Physician Communication Quality
4.8/5
Access to Care 3 month
4.9/5
Care Coordination
4.5/5

4.3/5

Recent Comments

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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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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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.