Andrew J. Wassef, M.D. is a fellowship trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Long Beach – Lakewood Orthopedic Institute in Long Beach. 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. His clinical interests include complex reconstructions, hip resurfacing, joint replacements in the younger population, minimally invasive surgery, revision of failed total joint replacements, revision surgery and robotic-assisted surgery.
Dr. Wassef received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C. and a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, OH. He them completed his fellowship in total joint replacements at the Joint Replacement Institute at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.
As medical director, Dr. Wassef partners with physician leadership at Long Beach Medical Center to advance innovative treatment options and undertake the MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center’s ongoing mission to improve patient outcomes. Dr. Wassef instills the rapid recovery philosophy pioneered by the MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center 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 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 (AAHKS) and his work has been published in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he was recognized as a Top Los Angeles Doctor by the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2021 and 2022.
His philosophy is based on providing his patients with the highest quality care possible and involving them in the decision-making process. Dr. Wassef strives to care for all his patients on a very personal level and appreciates all the relationships he makes with an individualized approach to caring for his patients.
Howard University College of Medicine, Washington D.C.
Residency – Orthopedic Surgery
University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo OH
Fellowship – Total Joint Replacements
Joint Replacement Institute at St. Vincent Medical Center, Los Angeles CA