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Physicians Pelvic Ring Fractures Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Regenerative Medicine 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. Lyon’s is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and fellowship trained in joint replacement and adult reconstruction.  Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, he received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University of Chicago and his medical degree from Rush University School of Medicine. He then completed his residency training at Wayne State University in Michigan, serving as Chief Resident. Dr. Lyons completed a Total Joint Fellowship at the University of Utah with Aaron A. Hofmann, M.D.  His interests are in adult, mainly knee and hip replacement.

He is known nationally and internationally as an expert in joint replacement, with recent trips to Europe and South America; both lecturing and operating. Dr. Lyons is presently on the design and outlay teams for various innovative technologies to further advance joint replacement and arthritis surgery and has been chosen as a member in “Who’s Who in Orthopedics” for orthopedic surgery.


I love Dr. Lyons’ manner and professionalism!


Dr. Lyons, his medical assistant and staff are the best. We drive a long way to Tampa because we would not trust anyone else. Can’t think of anything I would change!

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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! She is back to being her adorable self! It’s amazing how much pain impact a person’s entire disposition. 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.

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  • Leticia Worsham, PA-C


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

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