Congratulations to Dr. Andrew J. Wassef on receiving the recognition by the Los Angeles Business Journal of being one of LA’s top doctors! It’s an impressive accomplishment and a testament to Dr. Wassef’s expertise and dedication in the medical field. Being recognized as one of the top doctors in a city as renowned as Los Angeles is a significant honor and recognizes Dr. Wassef’s skill, knowledge, and commitment to providing exceptional healthcare.

Making a positive impact on the lives of patients and the community

The entire team at Long Beach Lakewood Orthopedic Institute expresses their congratulations to Dr. Andrew J. Wassef. Recognizing and appreciating the achievements of individuals in the medical field is important, as it acknowledges their hard work and contributions to improving healthcare. The team celebrates Dr. Wassef’s success, by highlighting the positive impact he has made on the lives of patients and the community. Such recognition serves as motivation for doctors and staff to continue their outstanding work in providing excellent medical care.

The Los Angeles Business Journal’s Selection process

Los Angeles is home to many of the nation’s best healthcare practitioners and centers of excellence and this award is an opportunity to shine a light on some of the finest, including Dr. Andrew J. Wassef.

The Los Angeles Business Journal selects a sampling of some of the very best and most outstanding physicians to create their collection of the Top Doctors every year.

Doctors are selected based on their good standing, reputation, thought leadership and success in Los Angeles.

About Dr. Andrew J. Wassef

Andrew J. Wassef, MD is a fellowship trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Long Beach Lakewood Orthopedic Institute. He serves as the medical director of the MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center at Long Beach Medical Center. He specializes in joint replacement and the treatment of arthritic conditions affecting the hip, knee and shoulder. He is also the director of the LBOI Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Program. His clinical interests include Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery, complex joint reconstructions, minimally invasive hip replacement surgery and revision of failed total joint replacements. Dr. Wassef instills the rapid recovery philosophy pioneered by the MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center.

Dr. Andrew J. Wassef –Mako SmartRobotics™ Specialist

In June of 2022, Andrew J. Wassef, MD, completed his 1000th Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery using Mako SmartRobotics™ technology. He serves as faculty for education and training for Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery and has helped certify hundreds of surgeons both nationally as well as internationally.  

Mako SmartRobotics™  is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the hip and knee. Mako technology uses 3D CT-based planning software so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy to create a personalized joint replacement surgical plan. This helps surgeons during the pre-planning stage and also allows them to execute the surgical plan with a much higher level of precision. 

In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. The surgeon guides the Mako Robotic Arm within the predefined area, and Mako AccuStop™ technology helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized preoperative plan was created. This process results in less soft tissue damage and increased precision. 

Dr. Andrew J. Wassef – Internationally recognized surgeon and mentor

Dr. Andrew J. Wassef is an expert in minimally invasive and Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery. He spends time teaching surgeons locally, nationally, and worldwide about how to adopt robotic assisted surgery into their practice and currently serves as a teaching consultant for Mako Robotic Assisted Surgery. He has an interest in revision surgery, complex reconstructions, and revision of failed total joint replacements. He has received the Vital’s “Patients’ Choice Award”, a Compassionate Doctor Recognition from 2014-2018, and an excellent Rating by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2021.

Dr. Andrew J. Wassef has written numerous publications and is actively involved with ongoing clinical research. 

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