Andrew Wassef, M.D., is the medical director of the MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center (JRC) at Long Beach Medical Center. He is board-certified and fellowship trained in joint replacement. Dr. Wassef specializes in hip and knee replacements, Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery and complex joint reconstruction, including revisions of failed total joints.
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.
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 on the leading edge of surgical advancements. Mako Technology offers patients the latest surgical technology and precision surgery. Mako enables the surgeon to precisely align and place implants; this precision is reproducible for every patient. In addition, Dr. Wassef teaches surgeons nationwide on the use of Mako and trains them to become proficient with robotic-assisted surgery.
Dr. Wassef received his medical degree from Howard University and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Toledo, Ohio. He completed his fellowship in Los Angeles at the Joint Replacement Institute (JRI) where he currently is a member of the fellowship program and supports fellow training. Dr. Wassef also is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and has published many works in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Wassef specializes in the following:
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Mako Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery
- Joint Replacements in the Younger Population
- Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement Surgery
- Complex Joint Reconstructions
- Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacements
- Orthopedic Surgery