Annual OSU Gerontology Conference

June 3, 2022 | Oregon State University – Corvallis, OR

Annual OSU Gerontology Conference

June 3, 2022 | Corvallis, Oregon

Melanie Crites-Bachert

Melanie Crites-Bachert, DO, FACOS, FACS


Session(s): Thursday

Dr. Crites-Bachert received her medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003 and completed residency in Urologic surgery at University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey in 2009.  She then received fellowship training to specialize in Female Pelvic Medicine, Voiding dysfunction, and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) from the Cleveland Clinic Florida.  Dr. Crites-Bachert is considered an expert at treating urinary and fecal incontinence with Sacro-neuromodulation, and was named Oregon’s premier implanter of the Interstim device as she performs more Interstim therapy procedures for urinary/fecal incontinence than any practitioner in Oregon.  Her success rate is 92%, and she became a nationally recognized consultant and proctor for sacro-neuromodulation therapy as a result.  Her research and implant protocol is patent-pending and has established national precedent for the successful implantation of these devices.  Additionally, Dr. Crites-Bachert is highly trained to perform pelvic organ prolapse surgery with and without mesh, and she is very skilled at treating complications from previous mesh surgeries.

She remains active in research, and her work has been presented on both the national and international levels. Her research results are also featured in educational training books for surgeons.

She is board certified by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and American College of Surgeons.