Dr. Ben Paysinger, M.D. F.A.C.S.

Dr. Benjamin D. Paysinger, Jr., received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Wofford College and his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He then completed a surgical internship and residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Louisville.

Professional Memberships:
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • South Carolina Medical Association
  • South Carolina Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • Columbia Medical Journal Club

Just your typical father, hunter, farmer, music enthusiast, and drummer

Born in Charleston, SC, Ben grew up in Columbia and earned degrees from Wofford College and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Ben ventured out of his home state just long enough to complete a five-year surgical internship and otolaryngology residency at the University of Louisville.  Eagerly returning to Columbia in 1987, he joined Palmetto ENT Consultants. Focusing on otology and endoscopic sinus restoration, Ben still finds a little time to hunt, farm, and kick it hard while rockin’ out with his band M.Y. Affliction.

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Questions & Answers

Here’s a glimpse into Dr. Paysinger’s life with questions nobody’s ever asked before.
  • Where is your favorite place to explore in Columbia?

    The Vista

  • What would you be doing if you had not become an ENT physician?

    I would be a drummer in a rock n’ roll band.

  • Have you received any advice or words of wisdom that stick out in your mind?

    I was told once, “There’s always room at the top.”

What Real Patients are Saying:

Before seeing Dr. Paysinger, I was having a lot of problems. I tried all different medications, nothing seemed to work. But after coming here, my life is so much better.Stephanie

No more headaches and facial pressure. I no longer feel lethargic, and it is great to have my energy back! What stands out to me is Dr. Paysinger’s explanation of what to expect. This was reassuring, especially after my surgery over three years ago [at another practice], which was worse than expected. The Sinus Center of SC is very efficient and professional with a friendly staff. I also appreciated the minimal waiting time.Sandra Presley
Balloon sinus dilation cleared my sinuses, reducing my sinus pressure and headaches. Dr. Paysinger’s quality of care and respect for my time, as well as responsiveness to my requests, stand out.E.W. Mullins, Jr.