Services / Departments / Pulmonology


Manager: Dr. Arda Kiani (more information)

The Erfan Niayesh Subspecialty Group of Pulmonology with the most experienced physicians and prominent subspecialists in this field provides outpatient and inpatient services. The physicians in this group can accurately diagnose a wide range of lungs and respiratory diseases by using reliable and up-to-date clinical, laboratory, and medical photography methods. The sub-specialty team of interventional pulmonology at this hospital will carry out new diagnostic-therapeutic interventions (non-surgical) with the latest and most advanced equipment in compliance with modern international standards.


The most important lung and respiratory diseases that are diagnosed and treated in this center:

  • Obstructive diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, bronchiolitis
  • Pulmonary circulatory disorders including pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema, vasculitis
  • Pulmonary infections including tuberculosis, pneumonia, and lung abscess
  • Tumors and malignancies of the lungs and respiratory tract
  • Pleural diseases including accumulation of fluid or air in the pleura, infections, and tumors
  • Interstitial lung disease including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), allergic pneumonia, and sarcoidosis
  • Diseases caused by environmental and occupational factors
  • Sleep apnea
  • Respiratory failure and patients in need of mechanical ventilation and critical care


Diagnostic, therapeutic, and interventional procedures of pulmonology subspecialty group:

  • Bronchoscopy and common interventions during bronchoscopy procedures (including biopsy, washing, removal of foreign bodies, etc.) 
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) allows observation and needle biopsy of airway mass (EBUS-TBNA) 
  • Stenting in the airways to relieve airway stenosis 
  • Pleuroscopy to analyze the pleural space and to sample the tumors in this area and also the placement of a pleural catheter. 
  • One of the newest therapies is RF-assisted thermoplasty to manage the severity of the disease in patients with advanced asthma, and this center is one of the first centers where this procedure has been successfully conducted. 
  • Treatment of snoring by RF radiation in the anatomical region The source of this issue is in the lower part of the throat. 
  • Destruction of pulmonary tumors by microwave ablation 
  • Cryobiopsy in interstitial lung diseases 
  • Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of mediastinal lymph nodes
  • Sleep Test 
  • Spirometry


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