The dorsal vein/striated urethral sphincter complex is oversewn horizontally using a running 2-0 Vicral suture on a 5-8 circle tapered needle. Large venous channels are often located at the posterolateral edges and should be oversewn. This maneuver forms an anterior hood of tissue that will be helpful in the final anastomosis. Venous backbleeders on the anterior surface of the prostate are oversewn with 2-0 chromic catgut suture.