Dr. Andrew Wassef, MD

Dr. Andrew Wassef, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Andrew Wassef, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Lakewood, CA and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from Howard University in 2007 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

5750 Downey Ave Ste 308

Lakewood, CA 90712

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • HealthCare Partners
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Wassef

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wassef performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 88% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Wassef's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
  • Traumatic Injuries


Read Less

42  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


Read Less

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • La Sierra University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Loyola Marymount University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Howard University
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University of Toledo Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University of Toledo Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Joint Replacement Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wassef has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Wassef's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wassef to family and friends
23 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Wassef's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Dr. Andrew Wassef is a talented orthopedic revisionist surgeon. He has the skills, knowledge and training to handle complex orthopedic revision surgeries. He is a leader who works collaboratively with his surgical team including his P.A., anesthesiologist and others. He is willing to take on the...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Dr. Wasseff is nothing short of excellent. I'm in medicine myself and appreciate the time, professionalism, knowledge and communication that marks the best. He is experienced beyond his years. Thorough, warm, thoughtful and kind. He listens and responds with a comprehensive explanation. He is a...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Dr. Wassef is an amazing surgeon and I could not be more pleased with him and the outcome of this surgery. No question went unanswered and Dr. Wassef and his medical staff were amazing throughout the process and remain so. I have finished my physical therapy and the question I am asked the most is...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Dr Wasseff performed both Orthoscopic surgery on one knee and a total knee replacement to the other one with outstanding results.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
As my Father's Surgeon, Dr. Wassef was very professional, has excellent bed side manner, and always infomative before and after surgery. He not only performed his surgery, but gave him a better quality of life. I would definitely recomment him to anyone.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Are you Dr. Wassef?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!