Lorraine has been a bariatric support group facilitator for a number of years. “Coming to a weight loss support meeting, you're in among your peers. We've all been there or we're going through it. So we're not looking down upon people. We're there trying to help and answer questions.” She encourages patients to attend groups at least a few months before surgery and at least six months to a year after surgery 2-4 times a month.