7D Surgical FLASH™ Navigation System

The 7D Surgical FLASH™ Navigation System virtually replaces standard X-ray imagery, providing the surgical team with a fast, accurate and radiation-free tool for the placement of spinal implants.  

7D Surgical FLASH™ is like a GPS for back surgery – helping surgeons pinpoint exactly where to focus. St. Vincent’s Medical Center is the first acute care hospital in Connecticut to use 7D. 

For a referral to a 7D Surgical FLASH™ Specialist: 1.855.HHC.HERE


7D Surgical System Benefits

7D technology offers many advantages over traditional spinal surgery including:

  • More precise navigation
  • Improved patient safety
  • Radiation-free procedures
  • Decreased surgical time
  • Reduced recovery times

The 7D Surgical Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery technology (MvIGS) for spinal procedures guides surgeons with a highly detailed three-dimensional image taken in just four seconds. This replaces an X-ray image taken intermittently during traditional robotic surgery (fluoroscopy). The image created by the system is matched up digitally with the patient’s existing pre-operative scan to create a seamless, real time image of the patient’s anatomy.

Scans taken during standard fluoroscopic spinal surgery can take 20 minutes to an hour, prolonging exposure to radiation. The 7D Surgical system uses sophisticated camera technology, similar to self-driving cars, to create a three-dimensional photographic image in three to four seconds resulting in shorter, more efficient procedures.

Dr. Glenn Russo and Dr. Gerard Girasole of the Spinal Surgery team at St. Vincent’s get a better look at a patient’s anatomy with 7D Surgical Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery technology.

The 7D Surgical system uses sophisticated camera technology, similar to self-driving cars, to create a three-dimensional photographic image in three to four seconds resulting in shorter, more efficient procedures.

Conditions Treated with 7D Surgical FLASH™

7D Surgical FLASH™ can be used in any posterior procedure where fusion or screw placement is necessary. It’s intended to help the surgeon position neurosurgical instruments.


For a referral to a 7D Surgical FLASH™ Specialist: 1.855.HHC.HERE


Meet Our 7D Surgical FLASH™ Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Abbed, Khalid M., MD
4.9 /5
109 surveys
203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Westport
  • Bridgeport
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Aferzon, Joseph Aferson, MD 860.832.4664
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Portland
Awad, John, MD 203.337.2600
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Fairfield
  • Milford
  • Shelton
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Bash, Jeffrey Adam, MD 860.685.8940
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Westbrook
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Bauman, Joel A., MD
4.9 /5
155 surveys
860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
  • Hartford
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Beiner, John Michael, MD 203.407.3516
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Guilford
  • Wallingford
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Belkin, Stuart, MD 203.696.3564
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Monroe
Boylan, Arianne, MD 203.332.4125
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Bridgeport
  • Westport
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Brady, Robert, MD 203.845.2200
  • Spine Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Norwalk
  • Darien
  • Westport
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Coutinho, Pedro, MD
4.9 /5
38 surveys
203.332.4125
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Bridgeport
Eisler, Jesse Grant, MD, PhD 860.872.6229
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Vernon
Esmende, Sean Molino, MD 860.549.8253
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
Garden, Mitch Scott, MD 860.361.6650
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Bantam
  • New Milford
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George, Daniel Casper, MD 860.963.2133
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Willimantic
  • Putnam
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Girasole, Gerard, MD 203.268.2882
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Trumbull
Hicks, Alfred Kenneth, DO 860.704.6021
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Marlborough
  • Westbrook
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Karim, Farhan O., DO 860.832.4666
  • Spine Surgery
  • New Britain
Khan, Ahmed Mohiuddin, MD 860.225.1227
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Southington
  • Southington
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Kramer, Kenneth Michael, MD 203.407.3530
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Orange
  • Wallingford
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Kureshi, Inam Urrehman, MD
4.9 /5
129 surveys
860.278.0070
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Kvam, David Adolph, MD
4.7 /5
80 surveys
860.278.0070
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Middletown
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Mintz, Abraham, MD 203.372.6460
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Trumbull
Pravda, Jeffrey Todd, MD 203.265.3280
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • Wallingford
  • Meriden
  • Southington
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Russo, Glenn, MD 203.407.3508
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Milford
  • Shelton
  • Wallingford
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Santiago, Jesus F., PA-C 203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Bridgeport
  • Westport
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Schwartz, Paul Joseph, MD, PhD
4.9 /5
118 surveys
860.278.0070
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuro Oncology
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Sharma, Krishn, MD 914.495.8815
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • West Harrison
Spero, Lane Darin, MD 860.482.8539
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Torrington
  • Bristol
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Tomak, Patrick R., MD
4.9 /5
167 surveys
203.694.7550
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Meriden
  • North Haven
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Wakefield, Andrew Ervin, MD, FAANS
5.0 /5
150 surveys
860.688.1311
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Windsor
Walberg, Heidi, PA-C
4.9 /5
30 surveys
203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Westport
  • Bridgeport
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Wijesekera, Shirvinda A., MD 203.865.6784
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Milford
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Yanamadala, Vijay, MD 203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Westport
Yue, James, MD 203.407.3554
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Shelton
  • Essex
  • Hamden
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Zhou, Hanbing "Steve", MD 860.549.3210
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Enfield
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Zimmerman, Gary, MD, FACS, FICS 203.337.2600
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Fairfield
  • Shelton
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7D Surgical FLASH™ Navigation System