The urethra is gently separated from the lateral and posterior portions of the striated sphincter without mobilization. The right angle clamp is positioned behind the urethra but anterior to the striated sphincter. The neurovascular bundles cannot be damaged by this maneuver because they are posterior to the striated sphincter. The anterior surface of the urethra is divided. The Foley catheter is brought through the incision, cross-clamped, and divided. The balloon on the Foley catheter is released from the malleable blade to provide proper traction on the prostate and the posterior wall of the urethra is divided.