Dear Dr. Andrew J. Wassef and Staff, Thank you for the care and special attention you and your staff gave to me. It meant so much to me. You and your staff are true professionals.
Andrew J. Wassef, M.D.
Andrew J. Wassef, M.D.
Andrew J. Wassef , M.D. is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement and the treatment of arthritic conditions affecting the hip, knee and shoulder.
Dr. Wassef is a native of Southern California, raised in Long Beach where he currently practices. He is the proud father of a son and daughter and has a father who is also an orthopedic surgeon and the senior partner of their practice. Growing up he witnessed how fulfilling a career in orthopedics could be and understood the necessary sacrifices needed to become a successful orthopedic surgeon. He attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and then went on to obtain his medical degree from Howard University in Washington D.C. where his interest for orthopedics further flourished.
He completed his orthopedic residency training in Ohio at the University of Toledo Medical Center and returned to Los Angeles for an additional year of specialized fellowship training at the Joint Replacement Institute/LA Orthopedic Institute. In fellowship he was extensively trained in the treatment of failed total joint replacements and specializes in revision surgery as a result. He also focused on joint replacements in the younger population and cutting edge techniques including robotic assisted total joint replacement. He continues to support the training of young surgeons and is now the associate director of the LAOI fellowship program.
Dr. Wassef is the medical director of the MemorialCare Joint Replacement Program at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. As medical director, Dr. Wassef partners with physician leadership at Long Beach Medical Center to advance innovative treatment options and undertake JRC’s ongoing mission to improve patient outcomes. Dr. Wassef instills the rapid recovery philosophy pioneered by JRC that encourages patients to stand the same day of surgery and participate in rehabilitation immediately following surgery. This philosophy results in faster and safer recovery, as well as improved patient outcomes. He is also very active with the Center for Joint Replacement program at Lakewood Regional Medical Center, providing excellent orthopedic care for the Long Beach, Lakewood and surrounding communities.
Dr. Wassef recognizes that Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery is a revolutionary technology set to impact the future of joint replacement surgery and keep Long Beach Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center on the leading edge of surgical advancements. Mako Technology offers patients the latest surgical technology and precision surgery. In addition, Dr. Wassef teaches surgeons nationwide on the use of Mako and trains them to become proficient with robotic-assisted surgery. Dr. Wassef also is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and has published many works in peer-reviewed journals.
His philosophy is based on providing his patients with the highest quality care possible and involving them in the decision-making process. He strives to care for all of his patients on a very personal level and appreciates all the relationships he makes with an individualized approach to caring for his patients.
Dr Wassef is an incredibly skilled surgeon who treats his patients like good friends. In less than 5 weeks after my hip replacement, I was back on the dance floor. My physical therapist was so impressed with my recovery that he released me after 12 sessions of therapy. If you’re considering hip, knee, or shoulder surgery, definitely get an opinion from Dr Wassef.
Dr Wassef Performed a total hip replacement on my right hip. I found him to be outstanding in every way. Before the surgery, but very clear on in every aspect. Also, very patient with me and spent a lot of time explaining the situation. The surgery and the aftermath have been fantastic so far. The technique Dr. Wassef uses seems to smaller scar and less muscle cutting than other techniques. An outstanding performance from beginning to end.
No better doctor when you have done the worst you can to a hip and desperately need the very best. Great bedside manner. He gets 100% of my votes for the very best doctor the South Bay.
My husband had right hip replacement surgery in June 2019, and Dr. Wassef and his staff did an amazing job. He was up an walking 2 weeks after surgery. My husband says Dr. Wassef is the best!