When it is Used
Spinal anesthesia is commonly used to block the pain of abdominal surgeries, gynecological or urological surgeries, and for surgeries on the hip or knee.
Patient Care and Safety
The type and amount of anesthesia used depends on the patient’s need. An anesthesia provider will consider the patient’s health, medication use, allergies, medical history and past use of anesthesia to decide what is best for the patient.