Pediatric gastroenterology services at Valley include the diagnosis, treatment and management of all diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) system in children, from newborns to adolescents (up to age 21). 

The Valley Approach to Pediatric GI Care

Your Pediatric GI Team

Pediatric Gastroenterologists
Keith J. Benkov, MD
Nanci S. Pittman, MD
Diana Volpert, MD

With the expansion of our program to include pediatric subspecialists from Mount Sinai Health System, patients have access to a multidisciplinary team that provides comprehensive care for digestive disorders. All of our specialists see patients in northern New Jersey and can link patients and their families to additional resources available through Mount Sinai.

And while our program focuses on advanced, evidence-based clinical services, we never forget that treating GI issues in children requires compassion and sensitivity. We take the time to listen to you, understand your child's needs, and deliver care that's child-friendly and family-centered.

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal pain and gas
  • Bloody stools
  • Celiac disease (gluten intolerance)
  • Constipation
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Failure to thrive
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Liver disease/hepatitis B and C
  • Malabsorption 
  • Poor growth syndromes
  • Short bowel syndrome

Pediatric GI Services

Diagnostic and treatment procedures are performed at The Valley Hospital, including:

  • Upper and lower endoscopy
  • Liver biopsy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Lactose testing