Steven T. Lyons, M.D.

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I believe in treating patients like family. I would not do anything that I would not recommend for my own family.

Dr. Lyons is specially trained in Adult Reconstruction, He completed a fellowship in joint replacement at the University of Utah. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and currently serves on that board as an oral examiner. He has treated patients in the Tampa Bay area for over 25 years and has served on the Florida Orthopedic Institutes’ board of directors for the last 15 years. He is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee surgeons and has served on the board of the Florida Orthopaedic Society for 11 years and was the past president of that organization presiding in 2019-2020.

Dr. Lyons currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of South Florida and has mentored many fellows in the FOI adult reconstruction fellowship program for over 20 years. He has been involved in the development of both hip and knee implants over his career and currently is a Co-designer of one of the most popular knee replacement designs globally, with Zimmer Biomet. He is also a Co-designer of Zimmer Biomet’s revision knee system that has impactfully changed revision knee surgery for the better.

Dr. Lyons has given numerous oral presentations and has instructed in many teaching conferences, labs, and live surgeries over the years. He continues to be actively involved in research, publishing yearly in orthopaedic journals, and serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Arthroplasty. Dr. Lyons has been consistently named as one of the best orthopaedic doctors by various peer reviewed and web-based Physician rating companies. Dr. Lyons has been chosen as a member of “Who’s Who in Orthopaedics”, “The Best Doctors in America” by U.S. News and World Report and has been featured in Tampa Bay Metro Magazine and Tampa Style magazine.

Doctor Lyons loves exotic cars and is an avid F1 racing enthusiast. In his spare time, he enjoys spending it with his wife and their two dogs, Simi, and Enzo.

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My trust goes a long way with Dr. Lyons. Always gives me accurate straight information, so I understand the process. Top two doctors at this facility are Dr. John Small and Dr. Steven Lyons in my book.

Tim F.

I was seen by Dr. Lyons this morning about the pain in my hips. After reading my x-rays and MRI, I believe he was thorough and competent. I left the office feeling I had been given good advice and feeling good about the office visit. Thank you, Dr. Lyons,

Sandra V.

I had a bad flare-up on my knee this past weekend. Called today and was given a same-day appointment. I feel that I was blessed to get in today to get relief. Dr. Lyons is very compassionate and willing to go that extra mile for you. His nurse and staff were extremely helpful too. I highly recommend Dr. Lyons.

Marina O.

One of the best. Dr. Lyons did my first knee replacement in 2016, and now I’m scheduled for my other knee. And if this goes as good as the last one, I should have no problems. I trust Dr. Lyons and his excellent skills.

Rene B.

It was great to meet Dr. Lyons. His secretary/medical assistant is so very efficient. I met a young doctor by the name of Dr. Johnson, a fellow. He explained a lot of what I needed to know and answered my questions. I’m pretty sure that I spent more time with him than Dr. Lyons. When I left the office, it was all kind of a blur. There is a lot of information to take in. A friend of mine had a fairly complicated knee replacement last year. She highly recommended Dr. Lyons. Just last week, I saw an old friend quite unexpectedly. Remembering that she had a replacement, we talked about her experience. I was surprised to learn that Dr. Lyons also did her surgery, and she will have the other knee done on the first of next year. Her leg is now straight, which it definitely was not before surgery. Saying all of that, I feel comfortable in my choice of Dr. Lyons as my surgeon.

Sandy G.

I was pleasantly surprised at all the information that was shared with me from both Dr. Lyons and his assistant.

Lori S.

This was an excellent experience, as always. He is very personable and treats my medical concerns with good medical advice. I would refer him to anyone who needs his type of services.

Linda L.

Dr. Lyons & staff are wonderful. He is patient & answered all my questions. He offered several options & didn’t just force me into surgery. Although I will require surgery in the future, for now, we are working together to provide me with pain relief & added mobility until that day comes.

Tracy K.

“Thanks” is such a little word not near expressing the extraordinary skill and care you have shown toward me. This truly has been the hardest, but God has far exceeded his grace and I’m feeling amazing! I pray he gives you good health and more days on this earth making people well.

Connie T.

Dr. Lyons is a caring and thoughtful professional. He discussed all options to relieve my knee problems. He took the time to explain all the pros and cons with each options. Then he let me make a decision as to which way to go, without any pressure. I chose a total right knee replacement. The surgery went perfect. He even took care in the placement and closing incision so that it would minimize scar shape and size. I had absolutely no post-op issues. Dr. Lyons took the time to explain each phase of recovery and how I was progressing through physical therapy. I am so happy with the first surgery, that I have just scheduled to have the left knee repaired. I would recommend Dr. Lyons to anyone who needs orthopedic surgery. Five stars!

Josefina V.

I have already referred several people to Dr. Lyons. It has been a year since my total hip and I am very happy with the results. This is the best!

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I saw Dr. Lyons, Bianca and Jeanette. The entire staff, from the front office to physical therapy, Jason in Brandon and his team, for my knees and they were all top notch. Kind and immediately responded to questions and concerns. They were very patient and reassuring. They calmed me down, listened to me and genuinely cared. Go see them. You will be seeing the best!

Pamela S.

Dr. Lyons is a calm, patient and professional MD. He doesn’t rush you and gives you the feeling that you are the only one he has to take care of, regardless of how many people wait for him outside the office. He explains everything quietly and gives you a picture of the future treatments. I will highly recommend Dr. Lyons to my family and friends.

Etty S.

I had a right hip total replacement. It’s been 17 days and I am in a very good recovery process. I moved very fast from walker to cane and from cane to not using anything to walk and to do my physical therapy. Dr. Lyons is very careful before and after the surgery. He prevents any post-surgery complications. I recommend him very highly. He is an excellent orthopedic doctor. Bianca, his administrative assistant, has been excellent too. Very helpful all the time and very patient with the patients. She is a nice and warm person.

Alfonso A.

My husband went to see Dr. Lyons because of issues and tremendous pain and discomfort with a recent knee replacement surgery. We found him to be very professional, knowledgeable and at the top of his field, especially in doing revision surgeries. It took a few months to get his surgery scheduled due to his very busy schedule, but it was well worth it. We feel, thus far, that we made an excellent choice and are very grateful to Dr. Lyons. He spent time with us and he explained what was needed to fix and stabilize his knee. The recovery is going much quicker this time and we are confident in a complete and satisfactory recovery this time.

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I was very impressed by his office staff and Dr. Lyons. Dr. Lyons wasn’t pushy for me to have surgery. He left it up to me. He wasn’t rushed and answered any questions I had. I scheduled surgery.

Tammy G.

I selected Dr. Lyons to perform my hip replacement surgery because he claims to treat his patients like family. Well he lives by his word! He is a consummate professional, assures you have all the information you need, his staff is incredibly organized and all the nurses and staff at the hospital (Advent) know what he expects of them to assure you are taken care of. I highly recommend this doctor as well as AdventHealth on Dale Mabry. I couldn’t say enough about how well I was treated! Thank you to all of you!

Gene B.

I have had seven surgeries already including a total knee replacement from athletic injuries. I was having a lot of problems and every orthopedic surgeon in my area wouldn’t touch me. They all recommended Dr. Lyons hands down. They were correct! He did another TKA and I am doing great. Bianca, thanks for all your help! Recommend him 100%.

Debbie S.

The best doctor. Three years ago, he took care of my two knees without surgery and so far I feel perfect!. Thank you!

Belkys D.

Being my first time visiting FOI, I felt at home. I had a knee replacement elsewhere and am here visiting Dr. Lyons to have it corrected. I was told that he is THE doctor. Shout out to Dr. Lyons’ staff. The amazing Jeanette, Bianca and Heather. I left today with a huge sigh of relief. I highly recommend. Thank you.

Joe G.

Such a wonderful and professional doctor. Soft spoken and so effective. makes you feel so comfortable and well informed. I highly recommend Dr. Lyons.

Cozy S.

I am very satisfied with the orthopedic services provided by Dr. Lyons and his team.

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Dr. Lyons is the best in his field and I believe that he is a person who cares about his patients and gives his all to them. His staff and other physicians whom work with him are caring and take their time answering any questions or concerns that you may have. I have been seeing his staff since 2014 and I have been treated as family. My wife enjoys talking to him because he always answers her questions without any surprises. The staff who works with him are so cool and caring. When my wife and I come with our grandkids, the staff always treats them with friendly and caring attitudes of kindness. I am very happy with the care I receive.

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I had a knee replacement with Dr. Lyons last year and now I just had a hip replacement and both surgeries have been great. He is the kind of doctor that you can trust and knowing he is such a good doctor makes you feel very peaceful and secure. His office staff is great. Bianca and Jeanette are very helpful and kind. Surgeries are very easy to set up. As soon as you are in the pre-op room, you feel a great sense of peace and tranquility. He is amazing!

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As always, Dr. Lyons is the very best doctor. He never rushes you even though he is very busy.

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Dr. Lyons is totally awesome! He not only straightened my husband’s bow legged left leg, but also replaced his knee. It was perfect on his most recent X-ray and now it is time for the right knee. We have no hesitation about going back to Dr. Lyons. We have referred several friends as a result of his work.

Debbie R.

It’s been one year since Dr. Lyon’s fixed my wife’s first knee. I want to thank you for giving me my wife back! We’ve been able to go on walks again and take our bikes for a ride together. Your work and that of your team makes a difference in my life every single day. I can’t thank you enough! She is so much happier too!

Paul C.

I am a patient of Dr. Lyons at the South Tampa location. At first, I was skeptical about doing my right knee replacement, but his professionalism and caring attitude made me feel that I was in excellent hands. My doctor first gave me different options of medical care and treatments before making final decisions on the operation. On the day of the operation, I felt more confident with the excellent hospital care and Dr. Lyons’ explanation of the procedure demonstrating that I was in good hands. My follow-up therapy was at the Citrus Park location. The quality service of the therapy center was beyond expectations, not to mention the care of my therapist Drew Tharaldson. He helped me acquire confidence in myself that I did not have being able to accomplish my goal of walking normally again. Thank you Dr. Lyons, Florida Orthopaedic Institute and both therapy departments for your extraordinary service.

Helen O.

Dr. Lyons is an excellent physician.

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I was looking for a second opinion on my right knee. Dr. Lyons was thorough looking at my knee and records I provided. I look forward to a second visit to get my results of testing.

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Being in Dr. Lyons’ care is very comforting.

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This is a great doctor when it comes to orthopaedic surgery. He did a pelvis reconstruction and hip replacement for my dad. He guided us through the whole process and explained the procedure with honesty. He was able to give back to my dad a quality of life by being able to walk without pain. We are still going through the recovery time, but are in great hands with Dr. Lyons and his staff.

Paula R.

What an amazing doctor! Dr. Lyons and his staff took care of my dad’s pelvis reconstruction and hip replacement in an excellent way. He was honest and explained the procedure. He did an amazing job on a surgery we knew was difficult. He guided us through the whole recovery time and he still monitors my dad during this journey. His secretary, Bianca, has been a great help communicating with us and helping out with all of our questions and needs before, during and after surgery. We couldn’t choose a better doctor for this job. I am grateful because Dr. Lyons has provided my dad a better quality of life for many more years to come. I thank you for all you do for us and for a great staff!

Paula R.

I believe Dr. Lyons gave me the best possible result from a very challenging surgery!

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My experience with Florida Orthopaedic Institute was positive from my very first visit.  The staff is quite efficient and caring. Dr. Lyons spent as much time with me as needed to answer all my questions and concerns regarding my hip replacement.  This alone was worth its weight in gold. I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone contemplating a knee or hip replacement! Dr. Lyons’ assistant, Bianca, is a real gem, as is his nurse, Jeannette.  They are both very friendly, and will answer any questions you may have with efficiency and timeliness! Florida Orthopaedic Institute is a well-run group.  I would not hesitate to do business with them whenever I have a need. God bless each and every one of them!

Bev S.

This was my second hip replacement. Staff is wonderful, Dr. Lyons is incredibly skilled. Went even better than my first replacement. Services couldn’t be better or more pleasant. If you need orthopaedic treatment, this is the only place to go!

Donald M.

Great day to have an appointment! Office was calm and the wait time was reasonable. Appreciated the snack tray that Ms. Aleisha walked around with, with a smile. Love the staff here but in particular Jeanette and Bianca who helped me through some dark experiences. Keep up the good work and keep Dr. Lyons here for us!!

Gloria A.

I was a patient of Dr. Lyon’s back in 2010 and he saved my leg.  He told my wife that I came within hours of losing my leg due to staff infection. Dr. Lyon’s is a super man and a wonderful doctor and there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of him.  He is a phenomenally person and I do appreciate it so much.  Thank you, thank you!


Dr. Lyons performed a total knee replacement on my right knee. He used what they call a “gender specific knee” specifically designed for women which made a lot of sense to me. Following the procedure, I was able to regain almost all of my knee motion after only a few weeks. I lived in a two story home at the time, and with the help of my in-home therapist, I was completely pain free and walking around without a cane or walker in no time.

Words cannot convey my gratitude to Dr. Lyons because I am able to do all the things that are important to me including yoga, traveling with my family, and enjoying my life without pain.

Linda V.

This was my second hip replacement at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. The staff is wonderful and Dr. Lyons is incredibly skilled. My surgery went even better than expected. The service could not have been better or more pleasant. If you need orthopedic treatment, this is the only place to go!

Donald M.

After two botched TKRs on the same knee, I was told that there was nothing more that could be done and that it would never get better. Dr. Lyons told me it would be a challenge, but he could fix it. Five years later I walk pain free with very few limitations. This guy is the real deal! If being treated by him meant I had to fly across the country, that’s exactly what I would do. Nothing speaks as strongly as results!

Chuck F.

Dr. Lyons replaced both of my knees. I cannot say enough about how great he and his staff are at Florida Orthopaedic Institute!

Jan B.

My deepest gratitute to Dr. Lyons. He has given me a completely new lease on life! Both of my knees were replaced by him, and for the first time in years, I am leading a pain free and productive life!!

Indira L.

I cannot thank Dr. Lyons enough. He did my knee replacements in 2016 and in one week I was up walking again with minimal pain! This doctor has amazing skills! Thank you so much for giving me my life back!!

Phyllis D.

“In 2016, I had both my hip and knee replaced by Dr. Steven Lyons. The outstanding care I received by Dr. Lyons and his staff is second to none. I have recommended Dr. Lyons to both family and friends! Anyone considering medical care under Dr. Lyons should rest assured they are receiving the best care available.”

Barbara L.

“Before I picked a Doctor for my knee replacement I did extensive research. At first I could only find reviews that talked about “I only had to wait 15 minutes to see the doctor.” That is NOT the information I needed to make a decision. I finally found reviews about people that had great results after Dr. Lyons had operated on them.  First of all Dr. Lyons and his team answered all my questions clearly so I was able to understand what to expect, they showed me the x-rays and where the damage was and why I was in such pain. Bianca and Jeannette told me exactly what I needed to do to prepare for the operation and the expectation for my recovery after the operation. The day of the operation Dr. Lyons met with me and made me feel even more comfortable with the process. The service after the operation from Dr. Lyons and his team was picture perfect. I walked almost 100 yards the day after the operation. I am walking better than I have in 5 years.”

Gary T.

I have been treated here before, and expected that I would get treated wonderfully, like I did before with Dr. Billys. I went through so many knee procedures and before meeting Dr. Steven Lyons, I was put through the most painful partial knee replacement, recovery and rehab, as well as therapy and additional scopes any one person could deal with. Once we finally met Dr. Lyons we tried injections and therapy and he saw how bad I hurt and how much pain I was in, and after how many times I complained my knee would give out and collapse and after synvasc injections and therapy to make sure my leg was strong muscle wise, Dr Lyons suggested total knee replacement. This man is a wonderful genius!!! Same day I was up walking, moving and going further then I ever did with just a partial! I went on cruise 1 week after the partial knee was done and it was a nightmare, this time same leg except it was a full knee replacement and I was riding a bike 5 days out. Full extension almost have my heel to my butt! All due to preparing my muscles for two months or more before the surgery! On top of that, it is the setup Dr. Lyons whole program he has, down to every detail.  Ask questions at the class you are set up to see. Make sure you speak to your anesthesiologist, if you do not, demand one. Dr. Lyons put all these together so patients would go and get questions answered, so the day of the procedure should be a little bit less stressful.  Trust me when I let him know things were not very smooth, he demanded answers. I am no where near the pain I was in. I truly believe FOI has a secret magic bottle of wonderful doctors with the magic touch.

Thank you FOI for giving my life back!

Phyllis D.

After experiencing four major knee surgeries including one prior knee replacement surgery, my encounter with Dr. Lyons was the best. From the seamless operation, to the outstanding care provided by the professionals at TGH, pain management and rehab my second knee replacement has set a new standard for me in Orthopedic care. I will no longer even consider another physician group or hospital for any subsequent care that I may need in the future. Thank you for the commitment to patient care and for the unparalleled level of service that I received from your office and from your selection of the number one hospital in Florida. Dr. Lyons straightforward approach and deep concern for his patients comfort level kept me at ease throughout the process.

Paul M.


  • Medical Degree, Rush Medical College
  • Residency, Wayne State University, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship, The University of Utah, Total Joint

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