Describing any lapaproscopic operation as a "surgical tour-de-force" denigrates the value of laparoscopic surgery. When I read about Eddie Reddick's first lap chole, I think I labeled it the same way. And two years later, I still was suspicious. After all, there were reported deaths after that procedure.
The reasons to try a laparoscopic parastomal hernia repair in this patient are the same reasons that laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the standard, as have a wide variety of laparoscopic procedures replaced their open equivalent. The patient reaps substantial benefits. Besides, if the degree of adhesions is too great.
As to anecdotal reports of deaths after laparoscopic adhesiolysis, well, my anecdotal experience in three laparoscopic parastomal hernia repairs as well as a very large number of laparoscopic procedures on patients with adhesions over the last 6 years suggests that the risks of laparoscopic parastomal hernia repair are outweighed by the potential benefits. You can always bail out and repair it preperitoneally. Little to lose, a lot to gain.