Yaniv Cozacov, MD

About the provider

Dr. Cozacov joined Horizon Health in July 2018. Born and raised in Israel, with an Argentinian descent and a Russian last name, Dr. Cozacov has a diverse cultural background. He was discharged with honors after serving as an infantry recon platoon sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces. He then attended medical school in Hungary and completed surgical training at several top US hospitals. He is married with three children.

Hours
Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

Additional Information

Dr. Cozacov performs a variety of surgeries, including laparoscopic hernia repair, bowel surgery, gallbladder removal, bariatric surgery, and hemorrhoid surgery. Others include treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)/heart burn, cyst and skin lesion removal, port and feeding tube placement, and breast procedures.

After medical school, Dr. Cozacov worked as a clinical research fellow in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Florida under the direction of Dr. Raul Rosenthal, an internationally renowned surgeon and pioneer in bariatric surgery. Dr. Rosenthal is chairman of the Cleveland Clinic surgery department and past president of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Education
  • Medical School
  • Medical Degree Debrecen University, Medical and Health Science Center, Hungary
  • Residency
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital Cleveland Clinic, Florida St. John Providence Hospital Southfield, Michigan
  • Board Certification
  • General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery
Areas of Interest:
  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
Awards
  • Dr. Cozacov has authored and co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications – book chapters, numerous oral presentations, and online videos. Several of his most notable articles address bariatric surgery involving severely obese patients, adolescents, nutrition, hernia repair, and complications.