Clinicians have told us that there are many procedures where avoiding a vein is an important goal. By avoiding veins, bleeding and bruising can be prevented during procedures.
We received an email from a surgeon in France who has posted a video of his use of AccuVein to avoid veins in abdominal surgery. Please note that the video is fairly graphic toward the end.
In the video, the surgeon uses the AccuVein device to map out the vein position with a marker. After the vein positions are mapped, he turns off the device and uses the marked vein pattern to select the incision site.