Northeast Georgia Medical Center, in Gainesville, Georgia.
1 to 2 days is the usual postoperative hospital stay.
Not usual unless you have a piriformis release surgery along with the SI surgery.
This will be determined by your physical evaluation, diagnostic tests and history.
You will get a special EMG study (test) by a neurologist before surgery.

The surgical procedure is covered by most major insurance companies, medicare and workers comp.
It depends on the physical demands of your job. The typical length of time away from work is 6 weeks.
Yes, patients typically start a post-op exercise program 3 weeks after surgery. If you are out of our area we ask you to see your local physical therapist and provide you with a post-op exercise protocol to follow.
You will have no long term loss of mobility or stiffness.
We recommed you do not participate in the following: bungee jumping, parachute jumping, rock climbing, step aerobics, stairmaster, chiropractic manipulation of the lumbar spine, heavy lifting (more than 50lbs).