Gastroenterologist Dr. Reza Shaker Develops Severe Acid Reflux Device

Reza Shaker, MD, chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, has developed a new device to help treat patients suffering from severe acid reflux, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report.


The adjustable device, dubbed the Reza-Band by investors, uses pressure to help prevent regurgitation into the throat. It is worn around the neck at night, and a pad applies pressure just below the Adam's apple to help keep stomach acid from rising.


The Reza-Band is the foundation for a new company called Somna Therapeutics. Medical College of Wisconsin has an equity stake in the company.


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