Of all the surgeries that I did during medical school, the most boring one was probably the laparoscopic bilateral salpingo oophorectomy (BSO).
Most laparoscopic surgeries were less interesting than the open surgeries because you couldn't really tell what you were looking at half the time unless you're experienced, which obviously I wasn't as a medical student. And all you can really do to help is hold the camera, and in GYN they didn't even let you do that much. They just let you hold up the uterus and then yelled at you that you're not doing it right.
Believe me, it's not that fascinating to watch them trying to grab at the ovaries and dropping them for two hours.
I remember one afternoon, there was actually a very interesting GYN surgery that I wanted to see, but if I went, I would have missed labor and delivery sign out. So instead of telling me to read or do something else useful, they had me sit in on a BSO that another medical student was already assisting on. Basically, I just had to stand in the back of the room for two hours, watching the surgeon try to tie off a little tube.
I genuinely have to question the learning value there.