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Dr. Benjamin W. Johnson, M.D.

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Benjamin Johnson is an anesthesiologist practicing in Nashville, TN. Dr. Johnson ensures the safety of patients who are about to undergo surgery. Anestesiologists specialize in general anesthesia, which will (put the patient to sleep), sedation, which will calm the patient or make him or her unaware of the situation, and regional anesthesia, which just numbs a specific part of the body. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Johnson also might help manage pain after an operation.
Dr. Benjamin W. Johnson, M.D.
  • Nashville, TN
  • Accepting new patients

Is high blood pressure bad for anesthesia?

Your high blood pressure should not be a problem as long as you take your usual medications before the surgery. Your anesthesiologist will be watching your blood pressure continually READ MORE
Your high blood pressure should not be a problem as long as you take your usual medications before the surgery. Your anesthesiologist will be watching your blood pressure continually during the procedure, and treating it with fast-acting agents as needed before, during and after the surgery.

Are children given anesthesia for cavity fillings?

Although I cannot speak for the dentist, I am sure that your dentist will do everything possible to minimize any discomfort during the procedure, including pleasant music, sedation READ MORE
Although I cannot speak for the dentist, I am sure that your dentist will do everything possible to minimize any discomfort during the procedure, including pleasant music, sedation (such as anesthesia), etc. Please discuss this with your dentist as soon as possible, so that you and your child can be relaxed and reassured before the day of the procedure.

Are people sedated in end-of-life care?

Usually people in hospice or palliative care are given medication to minimize any pain or anxiety that they might experience. However, it is also important for them to be able READ MORE
Usually people in hospice or palliative care are given medication to minimize any pain or anxiety that they might experience. However, it is also important for them to be able to interact with family and staff as fully as possible; so any medications are given conservatively at first, to determine how the patient reacts to them.

My son dislocated his shoulder. Is anesthesia needed for the repair?

Quite often, the patient is given a very fast-acting anesthetic to relax the shoulder muscles enough to allow the shoulder to be guided back into the shoulder socket.

Do I need anesthesia to get my chipped teeth fixed?

The need for anesthesia will be determined by your dentist, and depends on your level of anxiety and the amount and type of work that needs to be done.