Dr. Lyle Micheli, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMale

Dr. Micheli
Accepting new patients

Boston Children's Hospital, Sports Medicine Division

319 Longwood Ave Boston, MA 02115

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(617) 355-3501

Dr. Lyle Micheli, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 55 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Harvard Medical School medical school in 1966. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Micheli to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Micheli's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Arthroscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Micheli performs Knee Arthroscopy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Micheli performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
Meniscus Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Micheli performs Meniscus Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Micheli performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Joint Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Micheli treats Joint Pain more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Micheli treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Micheli's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Spur
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Stress Fracture of Foot

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Dr. Micheli's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Micheli

4.7

Based on 36 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (31)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (31)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (30)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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I HAD PLANTAR FASCIA so bad i was in wheel chair and on crutches. i was a top tennis and squash player. Had shots, rested, couldn't cure it. Dr Micheli operated, simple operation. i was back playing again in 3 weeks. never had a problem since. Doesn't have the greatest beside manner. But is like HOUSE. he's the guy u want
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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chipp adams – Feb 14, 2021
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Dr. Micheli is truly one of a kind. I recommend him to anyone with knee issues. Back in 2002 I hurt my knee and my local doctor misdiagnosed me and put me in PT, causing more damage. When I met with Dr. Micheli, he immediately knew what was wrong and scheduled me for surgery to correct the issue. Then, in 2008 I hurt my knee again. Dr. Micheli took one look at my MRI and scheduled my second surgery. Both times he was truly amazing. My recoveries for both surgeries went very well with all his guidance. He is so patient and kind. Back then I was a dancer, ballet was my life and he did everything he could to get me back to it. Now, years later (2020) I’m going back to see him for yet again a new knee issue. Again a local doctor has steered me in the wrong direction, but I know Dr. Micheli won’t. I trust him. Hands down, best Dr.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 19, 2020
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I was about 60 years old when Dr. Micheli operated on my knee. Another MGH Dr. had recently repaired a torn meniscus but I was still in extreme pain and at risk of falling. Dr. Micheli diagnosed chondromalacia and fixed my problem with surgical arthroscopy. I am now 76 years old and my knee is still like new. Thank you, Dr. Micheli!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Elizabeth F Kelly – Dec 13, 2020
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The best out there, Dr Micheli is patient, humble, understanding and compassionate, he has performed surgery on one of my daughter and treated the other for many years, we feel blessed to have him as our Doctor, truly the best of the best. Having 2 daughters that are competitive gymnasts we and other team mates have been to see him many times, every time we leave we feel blessed to have him caring for us.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jen Cape cod – Oct 27, 2020
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Still in so much pain a year later. Don’t think I’ll ever be normal again. Thankyou for ruining my life Dr. Micheli.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Oct 23, 2020
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I am an avid racquet sports enthusiast. I originally went to see Dr. Micheli for chronic knee pain caused by arthritis. I was very opposed to having surgery. Dr. Michelin and his team treated me for a number of years. This allowed me continue to play the sports that mean so much to me. When the time came for my inevitable double knee replacement Dr Micheli guided me through the entire process. If you have injured yourself while participating in sports go to Children's Hospital Sports Medince. They understand sports and will help you recover. Highly recommended. My experience here has been positive from day one. Everyone in this group is focused on getting you better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Arthur A Drane Jr – Aug 08, 2020
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During my junior year football season, I tore my acl during a preseason camp. When my local doctor told me that it was torn I was devastated. My parents had heard of doctor Micheli from family friends and we decided that ee wanted him to perform the surgery. 1 year later and my knee was as strong as ever. Dr. Micheli was beyond professional. His kindness and encouragement is something rare, that many doctors don’t show today. He actually cares about his patients. Without him, I don’t know if I could have played my senior year, injury free.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 15, 2020
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I came to him for a dance injury and he did not have very good recommendations because he sent me to physical therapy for a scarred tissue. Pt did not help and my pain remained the same.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 10, 2018
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Dr. Micheli is the best Orthopedic Surgeon. His excellent skills and experience are world renowned. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my knee surgery and trust Dr. Micheli. The staff has always been knowledgeable,patient and kind and sets the standard for the best quality care. To find a medical clinician this gifted and special right here in Massachusetts makes all of us, his patients the luckiest people in the world. Thank you for being my surgeon.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Susan F. Hall in Concord, MA – Dec 07, 2017
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Dr. Micheli operated on my broken fibula a few years ago. I would not have been the same athlete without him, and I owe a great deal of my success to him. He's a legend in my eyes. His quiet disposition stands out most, and he always seems in control and relaxed - this makes the patient feel relaxed as a result. He is an outstanding listener. Although he may not speak many words, you know what he says is the real deal, as he is very thoughtful in everything he does. I recommend highly.
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What could be improved
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Leominster, MA – Jun 13, 2017
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Dr. Micheli is exceptional at diagnosing a wide range of orthopedic medical issues, is extremely attentive to his patients, provides prompt access to care on short notice when you are his patient, answers questions thoroughly and patiently, is conservative in his treatment approaches, and the Sports Medicine Clinic has a large staff of expert specialists.
What went well
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What could be improved
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David in Concord, MA – Jan 11, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Lyle J. Micheli, MD, is director of the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Education

1973
Berg-Sloat Traveling Fellow
Fellowship Hospital
1972
Harvard Combined Program
Residency Hospital
1967
University Hosps
Internship Hospital
1966
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1962
Harvard College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Lyle Micheli, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Lyle Micheli, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Micheli frequently treats Knee Arthroscopy, Meniscus Surgery, and Joint Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Micheli treats.

Where is Dr. Lyle Micheli, MD's office located?

Dr. Micheli's office is located at 319 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Lyle Micheli, MD speak?

Dr. Micheli speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Boston Children's Hospital, Sports Medicine Division

Urological Longwood Associates319 Longwood Ave Boston, MA 02115
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Boston Children's Hospital, Developmental Medicine Center

Boston Children's Hospital300 Longwood Ave Boston, MA 02115
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Practice

Childrens Hospital Division of Sports Medicine319 Longwood Ave Ste 6 Boston, MA 02115
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Micheli is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA

New England Baptist Hospital

Boston, MA

88% Patient Experience Rating, 19% higher than the national average