Biliary Disease


    Biliary disease, sometimes called primary biliary cirrhosis, is a disease of the liver which attacks and slowly destroys the ducts that produce bile, a fluid which plays a role in digesting food and helps rid your body of worn-out red blood cells, cholesterol and toxins.

    Our providers


    Marc Garfinkel, MD

    Chair, Department of Surgery at St. John's Hospital General Surgery
    747 N. Rutledge Street 5th floor Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.