In 2013, they introduced the first minimally invasive valve surgery
operations and utilized new ways to protect the brain during complex surgeries.
A national expert in complex mitral valve repair, atrial fibrillation surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery
, and robotic surgery, Badhwar is that institution's current director of the multi-disciplinary Center for Mitral Valve Disease, co-director of the Center for Atrial Fibrillation, and director of minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery.
Minimally invasive valve surgery evolved through graded levels of difficulty with less exposure and to a progressive reliance on video assistance.
Minimally invasive valve surgery is an evolutionary process, and there must be a well-balanced alignment between the surgeons and the cardiologists to derive the maximal benefit that this technology has to offer.