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Yaniv Cozacov, MD

Education & Background

Medical School: Dr. Cozacov earned his medical degree from Debrecen University, Medical and Health Science Center in Hungary

Residency: Prior to Horizon Health, Dr. Cozacov completed residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Queens, N.Y. He also completed residencies at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida and at St. John Providence Hospital in Southfield, Mich.

Publications: 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.

Research: 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.

Biography: Dr. Cozacov is a board certified general surgeon. He joined Horizon Health July 30, 2018.

Born and raised in Israel, with an Argentinian descent and a Russian last name, Dr. Cozacov has a diverse cultural background that includes speaking fluent Spanish. 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.

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.


Publications Dr. Cozacov has authored and co-authored include:

Cozacov Y, Szomstein S, Safdie S, Manxo EL, Rosenthal R. Is the Use of Prosthetic Mesh Recommended in Severely Obese Patients Undergoing Concomitantly Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair and Sleeve Gastrectomy? Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 2014 Mar.

Cozacov Y, Roy M, Moon S, Marin P, Menzo EL, Szomstein S, Rosenthal R. Mid-term Results of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass in Adolescent Patient. Obes Surg. 2014 Jan.

Cozacov Y, Ahmad H., Rosenthal, R. (2014). Selected Nutritional Deficiencies (zinc, selenium, vitamin A, E, D, K, niacin). In Kushner, Still (Ed.), Nutrition and Bariatric Surgery (pp. 129-156): CRC Press – Taylor and Francis, LLC.

Cozacov Y, Rosenthal, R. (2014). Reoperative Bariatric Surgery. In Mizrahi, Reissman, Polk (ed.), Reoperative Abdominal Surgery (pp. 109-120): JP Medical Publishing.

Thompson, C, Cozacov, Y, Rosenthal, R. (2015). Immediate Postoperative Complications of Bariatric Surgery. In Forse, Apovian (Ed.), Bariatric Surgery: What Every Provider Needs to Know (pp. 181-192): SLACK Incorporated.

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Paris Clinic
727 E. Court Street
Paris, IL 61944
Phone: 217-466-4033


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