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Destin R. Black, MD

Dr. Destin R. Black, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Accepting new patients

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Willis-Knighton Physician Network

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About Me

As the only gynecologic oncology surgeon in our region, Dr. Black directs a busy practice, caring for women facing complex health issues. She joined Willis-Knighton’s Cancer Center team following fellowship training at the prestigious Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where, upon graduation, she was recognized as the top surgical fellow. At Willis-Knighton she serves as director of gynecologic oncology at LSU School of Medicine Shreveport. Dr. Black has authored numerous peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters. She served on the program committee for the 2008 Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting, of which she is a member. She is also a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Medical Association and the local and state medical societies. 



  • Fellowship: Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2007)
  • Residency: LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine (2003)
  • Internship: LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine (2000)
  • Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine (1999)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Insurance Accepted

Disclaimer: Not all physicians accept all insurance plans. Physicians move in and out of plans throughout the year. When you call for an appointment, confirm that the physician accepts your insurance.

AARP Medicare Supplemental Plans
Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
Aetna Coventry Advantra Louisiana
Aetna Coventry Medicare Dual Preferred
Aetna Medicare Freedom PPO
Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO Preferred Care
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employees
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - HMO Louisiana
Blue Cross/Blue Shield OGB
Cigna HealthCare
Coventry Health Care (Aetna)
First Health
GEHA (Government Employees Health Association)
Health Plus of Louisiana
Humana Choice PPO
IMA of Louisiana
Louisiana Healthcare Connections
Louisiana Medicaid
Louisiana Medicaid CHIP
Mail Handler's Benefit Plan (Aetna)
Medicare Railroad
Medicare Traditional Part B
Mutual of Omaha Supplemental Plans
Novasys Health
PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems / Multiplan)
PPO Plus
Tricare for Life
Tricare Prime
Tricare Select / Standard
UMR (United Healthcare)
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
Workers Compensation
Healthy Blue
People's Health

Conditions Treated

Gynecologic Cancer
Uterine Diseases
Vulvar Cancer
High Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion
Ovarian Cancer
Secondary Malignancies
Bone Cancer
Uterine Cancer
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Vaginal Cancer
Cervical Cancer
vaginal squamous cell carcinoma

Procedures Performed

Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
Hysterectomy - Open
Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
Endocervical Curettage
Vaginal Surgery
Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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