Acute Appendicitis rebellion21

Rebellion21: Acute Appendicitis – Antibiotics vs Surgery via Rob Bryant, MD

In this lecture from Rebellion in EM 2021, Dr. Rob Bryant, MD reviews the recent literature suggesting the possibility of using antibiotics as an alternative to hospital admission and surgery for acute appendicitis.

Rob J. Bryant, MD
Emergency Medicine Faculty
Utah Emergency Physicians
Twitter: @RobJBryant13


  • Describe the pros and cons of antibiotics as a non-surgical option in the management of appendicitis
  • Describe crisis standards of care options for non-surgical management of appendicitis during a pandemic.

Post Peer Reviewed By: Salim R. Rezaie, MD (Twitter: @srrezaie)

Cite this article as: Salim Rezaie, "Rebellion21: Acute Appendicitis – Antibiotics vs Surgery via Rob Bryant, MD", REBEL EM blog, October 4, 2021. Available at:
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Salim Rezaie

Emergency Physician at Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians (GSEP)
Creator & Founder of REBEL EM

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