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If you are looking for a foot and ankle specialist in Hartford County, CT, look no further than Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists. Our board-certified foot and ankle surgeons, Rachel Balloch and Danielle Butto, provide advanced care for patients throughout Connecticut from our comfortable and welcoming office in Avon.

Our foot and ankle specialists can help patients with nearly any foot or ankle condition that affects mobility, comfort, or appearance, from plantar warts on the heel to diabetic limb salvage.

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Dr Balloch did an excellent job helping one of my family members recover from a failed bunion surgery from another provider. Would highly recommend.

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Gwendolyn John

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Total respect...this group is fabulous. Complete recovery from Plantar Fasciatis in a friendly and caring environment. I would recommend them highly

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We Are Affiliated With a Leading Specialty Society

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Meet Our Foot and Ankle Specialists

Rachel E. Balloch, D.P.M., FACFAS

Dr. Balloch

Dr. Rachel Balloch specializes in the treatment of foot and ankle pathology, including sports injuries, trauma, pediatrics, congenital deformities, and diabetic limb salvage. She received Saint Francis Hospital's Patient Experience Excellence Award in recognition of her dedication and commitment to providing outstanding service and experiences for patients in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Dr. Rachel Balloch earned her medical degree at Des Moines University before completing a three-year, trauma-based foot and ankle surgical residency at University Hospital-UMDNJ.

Danielle Butto, D.P.M., FACFAS

Dr. Butto

Dr. Danielle Butto is an Ohio native and board-certified foot and ankle surgeon. She is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, for which she continues to provide leadership and lectures.

Dr. Butto earned her medical degree at Des Moines University in 2012 before completing a fellowship in reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery in Youngstown, Ohio, under the tutelage of Foot and Ankle Management Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Lawrence DiDomenico.

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Whatever your foot and ankle needs, our award-winning foot and ankle specialists can provide the surgical expertise you need to get back on your feet. To request your consultation, call us directly at (860) 674-0284 or reach out to our Hartford County, CT, practice online:

"Dr. Balloch was amazing!" Hartford County, CT, Recommends Us


Kristen Krapf

Avon, CT


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I was referred to Dr. Balloch for the SWIFT treatment. I had a quarter sized plantars wart on the heel of my foot. Dr. Balloch was SO nice, and treated my wart with precision. A quarter sized wart was gone after 5 treatments. Treatments were not all that painful considering!

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Aysha Williams

Avon, CT


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My husband had a horrific accident where he broke his leg in two place on some basement steps. Dr. Balloch was amazing!!! Good bedside manner, explained everything thoroughly, and corrected the fractures without incident. Dr. Balloch started the procedure promptly. Recovery went well and he was provide with great recovery steps. We are so glad she was our surgeon.

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Our Featured Foot and Ankle Procedures

Our surgeons treat a wide range of foot and ankle issues using the very latest and most effective techniques. These are the treatments we perform most frequently at our Hartford County, CT, practice: 

Sports Medicine

If you are suffering from a sports injury such as a bone spur on your heel or a torn tendon, our doctors provide the care you need to get back in the game.

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Ankle Arthroscopy

Ankle arthroscopy is an outpatient surgery that can alleviate chronic ankle pain and improve mobility. It's a minimally invasive procedure that can be completed in under an hour.

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Lateral Ankle Stabilization

Lateral ankle injuries account for up to a quarter of all musculoskeletal injuries. Effective treatment can tighten ankle ligaments and improve stability.

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Ankle Fractures

Proper treatment for ankle fractures can help you avoid future issues like arthritis, deformity, and disability. Our doctors can develop an individualized treatment plan to stabilize and realign your ankle joint and limit the risk of post-traumatic arthritis.

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Foot and Ankle Surgery

Maintain an active lifestyle with specialized foot and ankle care to treat trauma, pediatric injuries, congenital deformities, issues related to diabetes, sports injuries, arthritis, and more.

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Cosmetic Nail Restoration

Improve the appearance of thick, flaky, or discolored toenails with cosmetic nail restoration at our Hartford County, CT, office. We also treat ingrown toenails.

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Bunion Surgery

Treatment for bunions can alleviate discomfort and restore your foot's appearance. Minimally invasive bunion surgery from our Hartford County, CT, foot and ankle specialists minimizes the risk of complications and reduces recovery time.

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Types of Insurance We Accept

Our specialists want to make the treatment you need accessible. Our Hartford County, CT, staff is always glad to work directly with our patients' insurance providers to secure maximum coverage of our sophisticated foot and ankle solutions:
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Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists

At Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists, you can expect to receive the finest care from Dr. Rachel Balloch & Dr. Danielle Butto:

  • Board-certified in foot, reconstructive rearfoot, and ankle surgery
  • Over 12 years of experience
  • Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Extensively trained in diverse foot and ankle conditions

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (860) 674-0284.

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