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Hydrocele Surgery

I am a 66 year old healthy male.  Met with a highly recommended Urologist last week to have him check out my enlarged scotum.  He diagnosed it as a Hydrocele (no hernia now or previous) and suggested surgery.  He said that there is a 30% chance of reoccurance with the surgery.  I told him I wanted to think about it.  I did a lot of research and could not find a 30% chance of recurrance anywhere.  The most I found on one site was 10% but most were 1%.  I also found that in many cases the doctors seal off the passage between the abdomin and scrotum so fluid cannot reenter in the future.  I spoke with the Urologist on the phone about my findings.  He stated that "he did not do this type of surgery" where the percentages were lower.  My question are - Is it standard procedure with Hydrocele suregery to "seal the passage"?  What type of surgery does he do?  Also, I saw that many people had temporary drain tubes after surgery.  Is this also standard?  Thanks in advance for your answers...
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I have no idea, but if you don't like what you hear from a surgeon, get a 2d opinion from a better surgeon and see if the results are different.  There are different ways to do surgery, and sometimes there are new ways an older surgeon decides not to learn how to do.  Sometimes the surgery might be riskier than Google will tell you.  Could be lots of things, so the only thing you can do is see ad different urologist and hope you get better info.
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