F. Monte Purcelli, MD -  - Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

F. Monte Purcelli, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor located in Santa Monica, CA

Endoscopy Specialist

Dr. F. Monte Purcelli provides advanced endoscopy procedures using state-of-the-art equipment for patients of all ages throughout the Santa Monica, CA, area, for accurate diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of medical conditions.

Endoscopy Q & A

What is endoscopy?

Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a straight scope or a long, flexible tube, or endoscope, to explore and visualize the upper respiratory and or upper digestive tracts. The endoscope can also be used to obtain tissue samples, or biopsies, which can be examined and evaluated under a microscope, and to perform certain treatments or procedures. Because endoscopy is minimally invasive, recovery is quick and discomfort is very minimal.

Will I be awake for my procedure?

Yes, we do not use sleep sedation to perform Endoscopys.



Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept all PPO insurance, as well as Medicare on assignment on a fee-for-services only basis. We do not accept any HMO plans. We also accept Medicare Advantage, but please call the office prior to your first appointment to verify.

Below is a short list of the insurance we accept. If you do not see your insurance listed, and for any other health insurance questions, please call our office.

Anthem Blue Cross
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
First Health

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "He is professional, nice, and extremely knowledgeable about his profession."

    Neil M.
  • Yelp

    "His staff is kind and works with you to get an appointment booked ASAP, and Dr. Purcelli is very nice, explains everything, and is compassionate."

    Kim C.
  • Yelp

    "I love everything about this office. The staff is always friendly and efficient and Dr. Purcelli is thorough and knowledgeable."

    April H.
  • Yelp

    "Whenever I was there, i never waited longer than a few minutes to see the doctor if that long. I highly recommend him."

    Abraham W.
  • Yelp

    "The staff was kind and the doctor was personable and generous with his time and explanation. The cleaning was painless and effective."

    Gabe S.
  • Yelp

    "This doctor is old school, he is very dry and does not do small talk. He helped me and I felt he is a real professional that knows what he is doing."

    Marina R.