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 Abbed, Khalid M., MD
4.9 /5
231 surveys
203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Westport
Aferzon, Joseph A., MD 860.832.4664
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Portland
Alahmadi, Hussein Ibrahim, MD Alahmadi, Hussein Ibrahim, MD
4.7 /5
105 surveys
860.223.0800
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Plainville
  • Southington
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Awad, John, MD Awad, John, MD 203.337.2600
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Fairfield
  • Milford
  • Shelton
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Bash, Jeffrey A., MD Bash, Jeffrey A., MD 860.685.8940
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Hebron
  • Westbrook
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Bauman, Joel A., MD Bauman, Joel A., MD
4.9 /5
198 surveys
860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
  • Hartford
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Beiner, John M., MD Beiner, John M., MD 203.407.3516
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Guilford
  • Wallingford
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Belkin, Stuart, MD Belkin, Stuart, MD
4.8 /5
75 surveys
203.696.3564
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Monroe
Boylan, Arianne, MD Boylan, Arianne, MD
4.9 /5
41 surveys
203.332.4125
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Bridgeport
  • Westport
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Brady, Robert, MD Brady, Robert, MD 203.845.2200
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Norwalk
  • Darien
  • Westport
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Coutinho, Pedro, MD Coutinho, Pedro, MD
4.8 /5
116 surveys
203.332.4125
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Bridgeport
Criscuolo, Gregory Richard, MD, FACS Criscuolo, Gregory Richard, MD, FACS
4.9 /5
103 surveys
860.859.5137
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Norwich
Eisler, Jesse Grant, MD, PhD Eisler, Jesse Grant, MD, PhD 860.872.6229
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Vernon
Esmende, Sean Molino, MD Esmende, Sean Molino, MD 860.549.8253
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
Garden, Mitchell Scott, MD Garden, Mitchell Scott, MD 860.361.6650
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Bantam
  • New Milford
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George, Daniel Casper, MD George, Daniel Casper, MD 860.963.2133
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Willimantic
  • Putnam
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Girasole, Gerard, MD Girasole, Gerard, MD 203.268.2882
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Trumbull
Halperin, Michael Jay, MD Halperin, Michael Jay, MD 860.889.7345
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • North Franklin
  • Waterford
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Hicks, Alfred K., DO Hicks, Alfred K., DO 860.347.7636
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Middletown
  • Marlborough
  • Westbrook
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Hornyak, Mark John, MD Hornyak, Mark John, MD
4.8 /5
100 surveys
860.889.1433
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Mystic
  • Norwich
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Khaled, Mohamad, MD Khaled, Mohamad, MD
4.9 /5
115 surveys
860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Enfield
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Khan, Ahmed Mohiuddin, MD Khan, Ahmed Mohiuddin, MD 860.225.1227
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Southington
  • Southington
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Kramer, Kenneth M., MD Kramer, Kenneth M., MD 203.407.3530
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Orange
  • Wallingford
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Kureshi, Inam Urrehman, MD Kureshi, Inam Urrehman, MD
4.9 /5
136 surveys
860.278.0070
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Kuzmik, Gregory A., MD Kuzmik, Gregory A., MD
4.9 /5
54 surveys
203.694.7550
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • North Haven
  • Meriden
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Makanji, Heeren S., MD Makanji, Heeren S., MD 860.549.3210
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Enfield
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Mintz, Abraham, MD Mintz, Abraham, MD 203.372.6460
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Shelton
Paonessa, Kenneth Joseph, MD Paonessa, Kenneth Joseph, MD 860.889.7345
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • North Franklin
Pravda, Jeffrey T., MD Pravda, Jeffrey T., 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 Russo, Glenn, MD 203.407.3508
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • Milford
  • Shelton
  • Wallingford
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Santiago, Jesus F., PA-C Santiago, Jesus F., PA-C 203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Westport
Schwartz, Paul Joseph, MD, PhD Schwartz, Paul Joseph, MD, PhD
4.9 /5
165 surveys
860.278.0070
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuro Oncology
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Sharma, Krishn, MD 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 Tomak, Patrick R., MD
4.8 /5
221 surveys
203.694.7550
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • North Haven
  • Meriden
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Wagner, Peter J., MD 860.889.7345
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Niantic
Wakefield, Andrew Ervin, MD, FAANS Wakefield, Andrew Ervin, MD, FAANS
4.9 /5
194 surveys
860.688.1311
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Windsor
Walberg, Heidi, PA-C Walberg, Heidi, PA-C 203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Westport
  • Bridgeport
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Wijesekera, Shirvinda A., MD 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, FAANS Yanamadala, Vijay, MD, FAANS
4.9 /5
62 surveys
203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Westport
  • Milford
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Yue, James, MD Yue, James, MD 203.407.3554
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hamden
  • Essex
  • Shelton
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Zhou, Hanbing, MD Zhou, Hanbing, MD 860.549.3210
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Enfield
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Zimmerman, Gary, MD, FACS, FICS 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