This report analyzes the postoperative morbidity of 48 patients who were treated for simple scrotal hydroceles. Patients with coexisting significant diseases and those who had multiple operations were excluded. Twenty-two unilateral hydroceles and three bilateral hydroceles were repaired by Lord's technique. A conventional operation was done on 23 patients. The average stay after Lord's operation was three days in the private hospitals compared with 5.9 days average hospitalization after a conventional repair. Six of the 23 conventional operations were followed by scrotal complications. There were no scrotal complications among the 25 patients who were operated upon by Lord's technique.